Atlantic hurricane season begins in June, and forecasters are predicting an active year for what can be deadly — and expensive — storms. FEMA often steps in with support, but much of the cost of dealing with natural disasters end up falling to the states, many of which have budgets already strained by their COVID-19 response.
Nora reminds us that, “this period is a good time for leaders to reevaluate how they do business, and to write down what is working well.”
Can your business recover from a disaster? They can strike anytime, anywhere. Mother nature doesn’t run on the same schedule as the business world – and FEMA data shows that 40% of businesses NEVER reopen after a disaster. A word to the wise: preparation is key. On our changing planet, natural disasters are a reality that cannot be ignored. We’ve invited Nora O’Brien, CEO of Connect Consulting Services, Inc., a national healthcare emergency management and business continuity planning firm, to offer her best advice on preparing YOUR business for the inevitable. If you are a business owner or leader, the time to start planning for natural disaster is now!