Have you ever considered the catastrophic effects a hurricane may have on your business, your employees and your life? Following Hurricane Andrew, an estimated 8,000 businesses and 100,000 jobs were seriously impacted. The Tampa Bay area could experience even more severe losses. Developing a written hurricane preparedness plan, and training employees to implement it, is critical.
The Department of Labor states that 40% of businesses never reopen after being impacted by a disaster. Hoping a storm will not impact your business is not a strategy or plan of action. The only way to survive a disaster is to Get a Plan!
The Office of Emergency Management can provide assistance in developing both your hurricane procedure and staff training program.
Michael Milbauer (1894-1964) became owner of the West Elfers Cemetery property in the 1930's. This picture was taken in front of his real-estate office located on the corner of Grand Blvd. and Main Street in New Port Richey, this building is one of the oldest in the city being built circa 1919. (Photo courtesy of fivay.org)
Additional information is provided by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council in association with the Business Continuity Planning Alliance and the State Division of Emergency Management.
Please visit the Florida Business Disaster Survival Kit website for additional information provided by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council in association with the Business Continuity Planning Alliance and the State Division of Emergency Management.