Business Planning Guide

Disasters both natural and man made strike suddenly and destructively and can kill or injure your employees, damage structures and equipment and interrupt or terminate business operations. Yet, injuries and damage can be reduced or avoided entirely if appropriate preparedness measures are taken. An effective preparedness plan can keep you in business after disaster.

Here are steps prudent businesses can take to prepare for earthquakes:

employee safety and basic survival
emergency operating procedures
emergency financial procedures
emergency communications systems
emergency transportation systems
alternative office facilities

Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month provides an opportunity for businesses of all

types to "Prepare Because You Care."

Washington State Military Department, Emergency Management Division