High and Dry: Disaster Recovery & Flood Preparedness
Over the past two weeks Agility has responded to fifteen different Members whose businesses were significantly interrupted due to flooding.
Floods are one of the most common and widespread of all disasters, and continue to grow in frequency and severity. Businesses are more likely to flood than burn down, so it is vital to prepare now.
Spring is the perfect time to evaluate your preparedness in the event of a flood, and with hurricane season around the corner, think about how your business could be affected.
Helping to Mitigate your Risk for Flood Interruption:
Do You Know the Terms?
- Flood Watch:
Flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
- Flash Flood Watch:
Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
- Flood Warning:
Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
- Flash Flood Warning:
A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.
Driving Flood Facts
The following are important points to remember when driving in flood conditions:
- Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
- A foot of water will float many vehicles.
- Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-ups.
Most businesses can save between 20% and 90% on the cost of stock and movable equipment by taking action to prepare in advance of flooding. Agility's Flood Preperation Checklist can help mitigate your risk and protect not only your business, but also the most critical element of your business - your people.
Agility is your trusted advisor through any interruption and your partner in preparedness. Please contact us at 866.364.9696 for more information on how we can meet your disaster recovery needs.