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Prevention & Preparedness Tips for Businesses

Steps to Reduce Damage and Loss from and Prepare for Natural Disasters

Each year, natural disasters destroy our communities and affect the lives of our families, neighbors, businesses and communities. Disasters can strike at any time, and some disasters such as fires occur every day in the U.S. FEMA believes it is important that individuals, businesses and entire communities take the necessary steps to prevent damage to life and property and to prepare before these natural disasters strike. Therefore, FEMA has created a nationwide initiative called Project Impact: Building a Disaster Resistant Community. At the heart of Project Impact is the formation of active partnerships among businesses, civic leaders and individual citizens.

Listed below are prevention and preparation tips that businesses can undertake to prevent losses from natural disasters. Since businesses are a critical part of local Project Impact partnerships, we hope that you will embrace and promote this collaborative effort to help make your entire community, not just your business, disaster resistant.
Prevention Tips: FEMA recommends businesses take the following steps to..



  • Help Prevent Damage and Loss

  • Work With Your Community Leaders

  • Educate Your Employees

  • Prepare for Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters

  • Review and Update your "Employee Emergency Call Out List"

  • Know Your Assets