Some disasters are more likely to strike than others. If your business is based in Minnesota, you probably don’t have to worry about hurricanes. If you’re based in Florida, preparing for blizzards probably isn’t high on your list of priorities.
But no matter where you’re based, you should be prepared for flooding.
In recent years, we’ve seen flooding devastate everywhere from Hawaii to California to Texas to Tennessee to New Jersey, and beyond. Both Iowa and Nebraska face over $1 billion a piece in damages because of recent floods.
To make matters worse, more than 200 million Americans are at risk of flooding this spring, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Any business near the coast, a river, or in a low-lying area should have a plan in place to minimize any disruptions flooding might cause.
As your business braces for potential impacts, you should obviously rely on your DR plan, but there are several actions that the most resilient businesses take both before and after flooding that are worth calling out specifically.
If you experience flooding in your area, here’s what you should be doing.
Most importantly, stay safe! We hope your business and your employees’ homes are never affected by flooding or damage, but if they are, follow these actions to keep your organization running and begin the recovery process as soon as possible.
For a more comprehensive look at how to protect your data and applications during a major storm, watch this video on weather-proofing your disaster recovery: