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  • A natural disaster isn’t something many of us want to consider. It feels like something that only happens in the movies or to other people - until, that is, it strikes closer to home. From earthquakes to tornadoes and hurricanes to wildfires, the truth is that nowhere is completely safe from the threat of natural disasters.

  • In a couple months, homeowners will begin to venture outside and assess the damage left behind by another cold and wet winter. Unfortunately, there is little you can do to prevent winter weather damage. You can, however, jump on the opportunity to make repairs as soon as possible to prevent issues from worsening over time. Water damage from leaking pipes and mold growth from cracks in your siding can become very expensive headaches down the line.

  • Disasters happen when you’re least prepared to respond, so you must embrace restorative measures in the shortest period. Even people who prepare for natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes can suffer catastrophic losses.

  • When discussing a disaster recovery plan, it is crucial to differentiate between man-made disasters and natural disasters. Although all sorts of disasters are unforeseeable, man-made disasters that are caused due to technological malfunction or a human error could, at least, be avoided.

    Distinguishing the different types of man-made disasters that could possibly damage your business requires a lot of foresight and critical thinking. Taking appropriate time to recognize places of risk could be a massive advantage when executing a disaster recovery plan.

  • Natural disasters are known for forming life-threatening circumstances, from hurricanes in the Atlantic to deadly earthquakes in California. However, these disasters are somewhat different; therefore, the emergency preparedness approach is a little different as well. For instance, you will have to move all the fragile items in case of an earthquake; but, you won’t do the same for a hurricane. 

    Let’s have a look at some of the fundamentals tips and tricks to prepare for any disaster:

  • A (DRP) Disaster Recovery Plan is a thoroughly structured and documented approach that defines how a business can swiftly continue working after an unpredictable event.

    A Disaster Recovery plan is an integral part of a BCP or Business Continuity Plan. It is applied to those certain components of a business that are based on fully functioning information technology infrastructure.

  • The term “Emergency preparedness” refers to the crucial step taken to survive and respond amid severe emergency conditions. It includes the capability of surviving on your own with no guidance from any rescuer for a certain amount of time period post-major events like a novel pandemic, a deadly terrorist attack, or a weather disaster.