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How to Plan for Disasters and Emergencies

This year, the hurricane season began on June 1 and will last until November 30, 2021. As one of the main reasons to be prepared in the event of a disaster in Florida, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that disasters and emergencies can come in different forms and directions, therefore, it can deeply affect our businesses. While it is true that planning for times of disaster does not immunize us from those negative effects, failure to plan can result in the total loss of your business and investment. The first step in planning is relatively easy: recognize that every person, family, and business should have a plan of action in the event of an emergency or disaster. The second step in knowing what to do in your company before, during, and after a disaster is: identify the tools and resources available to develop your plan.

The FloridaDisaster page. biz (https: // floridadisaster. biz / DisasterPlanningToolkit) created by the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Florida Department of Emergency Management (DEM) contains a format that can be used by most businesses , large or small, and which breaks down the steps to take to protect and anticipate risks related to: your customers, employees, equipment, premises, suppliers and equally important, your business information such as your employee files, sales, accounting, contracts, etc. Although some titles of the format on the page are in English, the information is available in Spanish and the process will produce your written plan with recommendations that you can use to prepare your business and communicate your emergency plan to all those close to you so that both employees and suppliers and customers know the steps to take in emergencies.

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