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Why Having an Emergency Plan Matters | SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

clip board with a disaster preparedness checklist and emergency supplies in the background Are you prepared for disaster? SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is here for you when disaster strikes!

Did you know that there has been a significant increase in natural disasters over the last five years? Statistically speaking, natural disasters are not only happening more often, but they have also increased in strength—which means the damage they leave behind is greater than ever.

Statistics aren’t everything, though, right? While that may be true, even if you never experience a natural disaster that leaves your business damaged, there is still the potential for a manmade problem to come along and derail your workflow.

Considering the ways your business might be affected by a disaster can be scary, but it is crucial to stay ahead of your risks. When you have a plan, you can rest a little easier knowing that no matter what comes your way you are prepared.

The Importance of a Plan

With the frequency of natural disasters steadily increasing each year, creating a plan can save lives and even mitigate some of the extreme damage your business might endure. When you take the time to better understand the threats that could happen, you can take action ahead of them to stop potential flooding, wind or fire damage.

Natural or manmade disasters not only create physical damage to your property, but they are also one of the most financially challenging situations any business can face. Creating a plan can not only ensure your team is safe during a storm—it also can mean your finances are protected afterward.

Planning ahead of time also means you can get back to work faster after a disaster strikes. A large majority of businesses that experience damage that forces them to shut down never reopen. When you have a contingency plan, you can start immediately and you can keep your business going even without a physical location to work from.

An Emergency Ready Plan

SERVPRO® has the perfect solution for keeping every business prepared for disasters. Our Emergency Ready Plan can be curated for your exact needs, which means that you have a personalized plan that will start the moment you need it.

When you are ready to start building your plan, our team will assess your business in order to lay out the best possible route of action that will protect you and your team. We can help walk you through what to do before a disaster, during a disaster and afterward.

Ahead of a disaster, your plan can include steps your team should take. This might include packing up important paperwork or ensuring their electronics are ready to work remotely. It could also include how to prepare your building when a storm is headed your way. With a plan, everyone can take action the moment you say “go” because they will know exactly what to do.

Our Emergency Ready Plans will also lay out communication during and after the event. Your team will know the chain of command and who to anticipate directions from. After the disaster strikes, not only will our crew be ready to respond and start the restoration process, but your team will be able to continue working. If your business is unable to operate remotely, we can include alternative work locations so that the moment things are safe, work gets started.

The Emergency Ready Plan is the total package your business needs in order to be ready for anything. With a plan, you can avoid financial losses and prevent a potential business closure. We make your plan what you need—and it comes with our years of experience, backing of a national brand and 247 availability to put everything back together fast.

Ready to create your Emergency Ready Plan for your business? Contact us for your free assessment to start the plan you need.

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