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Business Owners

Businesses and their staff face a variety of hazards:

Preparedness Planning for Your Business

There is much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for the most likely hazards. The Ready Business program helps business leaders make a preparedness plan to get ready for these hazards.

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Ready Business Toolkits

Business Emergency Preparedness Social Media Toolkit

The Business Emergency Preparedness Social Media Toolkit has safety and preparedness messages you can share on your social media channels.

Business Emergency Preparedness Social Media Toolkit

Earthquake “QuakeSmart” Toolkit

Unlike other natural disasters, earthquakes occur without warning and cannot be predicted. Most of the United States is at some risk for earthquakes, not just the West Coast, so it is important that you understand your risk, develop preparedness and mitigation plans, and take action.

QuakeSmart Ready Business Toolkit

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Hurricane Toolkit

Central Louisiana is frequently directly affected by heavy rains, strong winds, wind-driven rain, inland floods and tornadoes resulting from tropical storms and hurricanes. The Ready Business Hurricane Toolkit helps leaders take action to protect employees, protect customers, and help ensure business continuity as well.

Hurricane Ready Business Toolkit

Spanish Hurricane Ready Business Toolkit

Inland Flooding Toolkit

Central Louisiana is at risk for flooding, so it is important that organizations, businesses, and community groups understand the potential impacts.

Inland Flooding Ready Business Toolkit

Spanish Ready Business Inland Flooding Toolkit

Power Outage Toolkit

While a Power Outage may not seem as dangerous as a tornado or earthquake, they can still cause damage to homes, businesses and communities. Power Outages cost the U.S. economy $20 billion and $55 billion annually and continue to increase each year (CRS, 2012).

Power Outage Ready Business Toolkit

Spanish Ready Business Power Outages Toolkit

Severe Wind/Tornado Toolkit

When severe weather hits, Central Louisiana is often at some risk for severe wind and tornadoes.

Severe Wind Tornado Ready Business Toolkit

Spanish Ready Business Severe Wind Tornado Toolkit

Ready Business Workshop “How-To” Guide

This “How-To” guide explains how to plan for and deliver effective Ready Business workshops.

How-To Ready Business Toolkit

Ready Business Videos

The Ready Business Program provides leaders with the tools to plan, take action, and become a Ready Business. The program addresses several key parts of getting ready, including Staff, Surroundings, Physical space, Building Construction, Systems, and Service. These videos briefly explain each concept.