4 Ways to Prepare Your Business Before the Next Storm or Disaster
New Jersey hasn’t always had to deal with regular natural disasters, but if the last few years have proven anything, it’s that hurricanes, blizzards, nor’easters and superstorms may be here to stay.
For business owners, being prepared for these and a number of other interruptions can mean the difference between staying in business or having to close their doors. To help, NJBIA sought out a number of experts to give members advice on how to protect their assets and develop continuity plans. Click the links below for a summary of what they had to say.
- Protect your critical documents
- Know your insurance coverage
- Develop and test an emergency plan
- Know where to get resources
Develop a Preparedness Program
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. Ready Business will assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards.
FEMA Region II Coastal Analysis and Mapping
FEMA has rolled out revised flood maps that give people in four counties in NJ their true flood zones and elevations, significantly scaling back the highest-risk zones.
To determine your Base Flood Elevation (BFE) use the interactive Address Lookup Tool. If you have questions about your flood insurance rates based on these new maps, FEMA has setup a hotline for you to call at 877-287-9804.