Planning for disaster events is also about creating networks: within your organization, in your neighborhood, and in your community. As a disaster will quickly overwhelm any local existing capabilities, it is important that we all plan together by combining solutions, resources, and options. No one entity will neither fix beforehand or be able to care for everyone that will need assistance after a disaster. So, we’re all in this together.
Start prioritizing your own business needs by using the Disaster Resistant Business Suite of tools (like the DRB Toolkit®) then begin to address any issues. Look to your networks to see how your efforts can be addressed, collectively and collaboratively, to solve issues. Don’t forget to expand your networks to include private sector (e.g. businesses, chambers, economic development), government, non-profits, academic, volunteer, etc.
This is “Community Building” – working together toward a common solution in order to increase capacity and disaster resistance.
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