Disaster Preparedness Program For the Business Community
Emergency Preparedness Plan - Aransas County
The Rockport-Fulton area strives to be recognized as a leader in emergency preparedness in the State of Texas. Efforts are underway to make the entire community ready for a disaster – neighborhoods, businesses and government.
As part of that plan, the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Business Builders Committee created a process for businesses to make a “Business Continuity Plan”.
Statistics show that 1 in 4 businesses that are forced to close because of a disaster will never reopen. Our community defied these odds after Hurricane Harvey. Through continuing on with events and bringing back tourism, we were able to hold on to 80 percent of our business. Small businesses, which form the backbone of the United States’ economy, have had such difficulty in all aspects after the storm. To that end, the following program provides the means to collect and store the information needed for a business to get back on its feet again.
The forms provided below will enable businesses to record all aspects of their business operation, from information about employees and model numbers for key pieces of equipment, to safe storage of data and pertinent financial information.
The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Business Builders will focus its annual Hurricane Preparedness Breakfast at the beginning of Hurricane Season when all minds are focused on being prepared. This workshop will familiarize business owners and assist them with compiling and storing the information in these forms.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS – FORMS & DOCUMENTS
- Know Your Risks
- Know Your Operations
- Know Your Employees
- Know Your Key Customers, Contacts, Suppliers & Vendors
- Know Your Information Technology
- Know Your Finances