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Commercial Water Damage Planning in New Jersey

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

Planning and preparing can make a big difference in being safe and continuing operations after a disaster. The ability to maintain or quickly reestablish business operations or organization missions requires a focus on preparedness, advance planning, and relationships with external partners and community leaders.

One of the most effective ways to share information and motivate people to take steps for personal preparedness is to talk to your people. Add a preparedness discussion to the agenda of your next staff or organizational meeting or arrange a brown bag lunch session. Many individuals within an organization can lead a preparedness discussion, including a manager, employee, teacher, or volunteer. You can cover the basics in 15 minutes; 30 minutes provides time for more discussion. get the conversation started! PREPAREDNESS DISCUSSION GOALS As you prepare for your talk, keep the following goals in mind to ensure you facilitate a productive and informative discussion.

  • Share the potential impact of floods—the majority of injuries and death are from people being trapped or washed away in floodwaters. The depth of flood water is not always obvious, never attempt to cross or drive through floodwaters.
  • Know the National Weather Service terms that are used to describe changing flood conditions. These terms— advisories, watches, and warnings— can be used to determine the timeline and severity of flooding.
  • Emphasize the importance of being prepared to evacuate by remembering the 5 Ps: People, Prescriptions, Papers, Personal Needs, Priceless Items.
  • Outline your organization’s emergency communications plans and policies.
  • Sign up for community notifications.

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