November 1, 2014

Business Continuity and Personal Emergency Financial Preparedness

In a recent article written by Elizabeth Zimmerman, Deputy Associate Administrator, Response and Recovery, and posted on the FEMA website, she states that, “ … disasters not only affect community infrastructure and public works, but they often overcome family finances, making recovery difficult and sometimes impossible.”

To assist the personal and family preparedness components of the business continuity planning process, our staff recommends taking advantage of a renewed partnership between FEMA and Operation Hope, a non-profit public benefit corporation, whose mission is to enhance financial counseling services available before, during and after disasters.

So what can be done to better prepare for an emergency financial disaster affecting you, and your ability to be able to perform your support duties as defined in your employer’s BC/DR plan?

Begin by learning more about how to start this process by completing an emergency financial first aid kit, so you can have clear financial records that will help maintain stability in the event of an emergency, and, attending a Citizen Corps  Community Preparedness Webinar Series session on this topic. (CLICK HERE).

If applicable, please pass this information along to those business continuity, risk management and PS-Prep strategy planning teams in your organization.

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