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The Ready Business Toolkit series includes hazard-specific versions for earthquakes, hurricanes, inland flooding, power outages and severe wind/tornadoes. Toolkits offer business leaders a step-by-step guide to build preparedness within an organization. Each toolkit contains the following sections:

  • Identify Your Risk
  • Develop A Plan
  • Take Action
  • Be Recognized and Inspire Others
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Ready Business Workshop “How-To” Guide

This “How-To” guide explains how to plan for and deliver effective Ready Business workshops that align with the Ready hazard toolkits.

How-To Ready Business Toolkit

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Earthquake “QuakeSmart” Toolkit

Unlike other natural disasters, earthquakes occur without warning and cannot be predicted. Much of the United States is at some risk for earthquakes, not just the West Coast, so it is important that you understand your risk, develop preparedness and mitigation plans, and take action.

QuakeSmart Ready Business Toolkit

Spanish Ready Business QuakeSmart Toolkit

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Hurricane Toolkit

Many parts of the United States may be affected by tropical storms and hurricanes, resulting in heavy rains, strong winds, wind-driven rain, coastal and inland floods, tornadoes, and coastal storm surges. The Ready Business Hurricane Toolkit helps leaders take action to protect employees, protect customers and help ensure business continuity.

Hurricane Ready Business Toolkit

Spanish Hurricane Ready Business Toolkit

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Inland Flooding Toolkit

Most of the United States is at some risk for flooding. It is important that organizations, businesses and community groups understand the potential impacts and be prepared in advance.

Inland Flooding Ready Business Toolkit

Spanish Ready Business Inland Flooding Toolkit

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Power Outage Toolkit

Power outages can have a significant impact on your business’ bottom line. Get ready before the power goes out.

Power Outage Ready Business Toolkit

Spanish Ready Business Power Outages Toolkit

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Severe Wind/Tornado Toolkit

Tornados, straight line and severe winds don’t just happen in Tornado Alley. Most of the United States is at risk for damaging winds—and business leaders can prepare in advance.

Severe Wind Tornado Ready Business Toolkit

Spanish Ready Business Severe Wind Tornado Toolkit

Last Updated: 12/22/2023

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