During the height of an emergency, whether you are waiting out a tropical event or hazards material emergency, the most important thing you can do is to continue monitoring the event via television or radio and make sure your employees are as safe as possible, especially if there is a shelter-in-place order. Your management team […]Read More
Business Emergency Planning
Every business should have a plan. Get ready now.
How quickly your company can get back to business after a hurricane, flood or even a terrorist attack, often depends on emergency planning done well in advance. Though each situation is unique, any organization can be better prepared if it plans carefully, puts emergency procedures in place, and practices for all kinds of emergencies. Regardless of the emergency, there is something every individual can do to limit their risk: Get A Game Plan.
The first thing you need to do as a business owner, is to make sure you or someone on your management team has signed up for the Plaquemines Parish Emergency Notification System so that in the case of an emergency, you are immediately alerted.
Click here to sign up for the Plaquemines Parish Emergency Notification System (PPENS)
The reverse 911 notification system
For re-entry into the Parish after a mandatory evacuation, once an emergency order has been lifted, Plaquemines Parish will advise when it is safe for someone from your business to enter the Parish so you can prepare your business to reopen.
Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is available to meet with you to discuss how you can safeguard your business for any emergency.
In order to get ready for any emergency, every business should have in place:
During a mandatory evacuation, no one is allowed to stay in Plaquemines Parish with the exception of emergency responders. At some point however, businesses will need to reopen in Plaquemines Parish in order for residents to return. For that reason, Plaquemines Parish has established a Re-Entry Network that will allow and encourage certain businesses to […]Read More
Preparing for an imminent emergency, such as a hurricane making landfall, or an unexpected emergency such as a hazard materials accident, should automatically trigger your emergency business plan. That’s why it’s so important that your business have a plan in place that is reviewed every year and shared with your employees. Once an emergency is […]Read More
Evaluate your surroundings by looking for any items that can be blown away easily and move them to a safe place Have plywood and other related items to protect your windows and doors Consider a generator for back-up power Cover all equipment with plastic bags, tarps, etc. to prevent water damage Create an emergency contact […]Read More
This is the final stage of contingency planning; returning the business to its pre-disaster competitive position, or at least returning it as close to the position as is possible under the circumstances. If a mandatory evacuation order was given, the first step to recovery is re-establishing your business. Only those businesses with re-entry placards, which […]Read More