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Ready Business

A business leader can prepare his or her organization for the most likely hazards with Ready Business:

  • Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
  • Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu.
  • Human-caused hazards including accidents and acts of violence.
  • Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure.


Ready Business Toolkits

The Ready Business Toolkit series includes hazard-specific versions with a step-by-step guide to build preparedness within an organization. Each toolkit contains the following sections:

  • Identify Your Risk
  • Develop A Plan
  • Take Action
  • Be Recognized and Inspire Others


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.





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.

Hurricane Toolkit

Many parts of the United States may be directly affected by heavy rains, strong winds, tornadoes, and coastal storm surges 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.

Inland Flooding Toolkit

Most of the United States is at some risk for flooding, so it is important that organizations, businesses, and community groups understand the potential impacts.






Power Outage Toolkit

While a power outage may not seem as dangerous as a tornado or earthquake, it can still cause damage to homes, businesses and communities. The Department of Energy estimates that power outages cost the U.S. economy $150 billion dollars each year.

Severe Wind/Tornado Toolkit

Most of the United States is at some risk for severe wind and tornadoes.




Ready Business Workshop “How-To” Guide

This guide explains how to plan for and deliver effective Ready Business workshops.





Ready Business Videos

Ready Business Program Physical Surroundings Video.