Businesses with thorough disaster preparedness plans generally have less damage,
less economic loss, and less down time following a disaster.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency,
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business
Administration endorse disaster readiness for businesses — not only as
a means to reduce damage and loss but also as a way to help a community recover
after a disaster.
"Businesses that reopen quickly after a disaster not
only serve as engines of recovery, they also help to restore a sense of normalcy
to the community," said Gracia Szczech, federal coordinating officer.
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