Natural disasters often strike with little to no warning, but their operational and economic impact to organizations can be devastating. As scientists expect the future will likely include more cases of extreme weather, organizations should leverage the calm before the storm to ensure that business continuity plans address key impacts of a natural disaster event. Well-considered planning can reduce the risks any business might face and the losses it might suffer should a disaster strike.
75% of small businesses do not have a disaster recovery plan in place, according to a 2015 survey of 500 small business owners conducted by Nationwide. And, Only 18% of companies surveyed that have fewer than 50 employees have a disaster recovery plan, according to the same survey.
Below is a comprehensive Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Checklist that will aid you in creating your own plan in the event that a catastrophic natural disaster should occur in your location.