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National Preparedness Month - Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism. Examples of technology-related hazards are the failure or malfunction of systems, equipment or software.

The five steps in developing a preparedness program are Program Management, Planning, Implementation, Testing and Exercises, and Program Improvement. Check out the full plan on the Ready website:

You can also check with your local school campuses or faith-based organizations to ensure that they too are prepared for an emergency. Join Weather Ready Nation so you are always in-the-know about the weather. Finally, sign up for Ready Business Workshop on the website to learn more!