SEPTEMBER 1 MARKS THE BEGINNING OF NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
“Every American is a critical member of our nation’s emergency response team,” says FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “By taking a few simple steps now, each of us can make sure we are better prepared for the next emergency or disaster.”
To help your organization become better prepared for and more resilient in the face of emergencies of all kinds, look for our “Private Sector Preparedness Tip of the Week” on www.FEMA.gov/privatesector.
This week’s tip: Keep a current copy of your critical business files on an easily portable external storage device, such as a thumb drive or CD-ROM that you can take with you in an evacuation. Also consider using a remote server to minimize interruptions if your facilities are impacted by flood, fire, power outage or other hazard.
Join the National Preparedness Month Coalition. Visit http://www.ready.gov/america/npm09/index.html
to register and find tools and resources.