Businesses are an important part of our community. They provide jobs and products for our citizens and provide the basis for our local economy.
Because they are such an important part of our lives, businesses need to be hardened against emergencies and disasters just as other segments of our community. Business leaders can obtain this goal through proper planning, training, and education of their staff and employees.
It has been proven through disaster reports, and first hand information from leading CEO’s, that the small amount of time and money spent on disaster preparedness pays enormous dividends after a disaster. Shortened production down times, less property damage, and quicker employee return times are just some of the benefits of pre-planning for emergency and disaster preparedness.
New Hanover County Emergency Management is committed to assisting businesses who wish to achieve disaster resistance. Businesses who are in need of assistance in pre-planning are encouraged to contact New Hanover County Emergency Management for further information.
Businesses can also view worksheets and tools on FEMA’s website that will help create a plan to address the impact of many hazards.