Prepared by the North Carolina Emergency Management Division this guide offers information on how small businesses can reduce their exposure to the effects of natural disasters by planning and preparing before the disaster hits.
Small businesses are the most vulnerable sector to natural disasters. A survey undertaken by East Carolina University after Hurricane Floyd (Sept. 15-16, 1999) found that 75 percent of the small businesses in 44 counties most impacted by the hurricane were forced to temporarily close their doors. This guide outlines 10 practical steps to minimize business disruptions following a disaster.
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