Emergency Response & Recovery

Disaster Preparedness

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Earthquakes strike without warning, making it crucial to prepare in advance … before the shaking starts.



Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S., and some can develop within minutes. When it comes to potential floods in your area, it's important to be aware and get prepared.



Hurricanes can cause damage from the coastline to several hundred miles inland, with winds exceeding 155 miles per hour. Protect yourself before the storm and prepare for the aftermath.


Oil Spills

Nearly 14,000 oil spills are reported each year, and in all cases a rapid response is critical to mitigate the damage to the environment and wildlife.


Power Outages

Power outages are often unexpected and can occur for many reasons. Knowing what to do can minimize damage and downtime for your business.



Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. Some are clearly visible, but others develop with little or no advance warning. Prepare ahead of time so you can move quickly if a tornado touches down.



If you live near a volcano site, it's important to stay prepared for a possible eruption. Find out what you'll need, and what you'll need to do.



Wildfires develop in dry wild-land areas, but they can spread quickly to endanger nearby homes and businesses. Reduce your risk by getting prepared.


Winter Storms

Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region, posing hazards that range from hypothermia to downed power lines and flooding. The best plan is to plan ahead.

Stay in Business
  • Assemble a Kit
  • Make a Plan
  • Stay Informed

Establish a safe room, escape routes and meeting places. Keep emergency phone numbers on hand and designate someone to communicate with employees, customers and suppliers.

Additional Resources

Sources: US Department of Commerce, FEMA, and the American Red Cross

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