From extreme weather to terrorism, disasters are an unfortunate but inescapable part of life. Natural catastrophes, pandemics and security hazards can put you, your family and your business in harm's way. While no one can predict the future, being as prepared as possible for crisis situations is the best way to limit damage to your property, promote personal safety and get back to normal as quickly as possible.
From a business standpoint, any type of disaster can cause major financial damage, litigation headaches and the interruption of service. Depending on the crisis, a temporary shutdown may be required, or in extreme cases, operations may be halted permanently. And while precaution is essential for every business, preparing for the possibility of disaster is especially critical for small and mid-size companies that may not have the financial resources to recover from a devastating event.
To improve communication and help clients prepare for the unforeseen, HUB International has launched an online Crisis Management Center. The site provides clients up-to-date information on current developments as well as a learning resource for businesses and families.
The Crisis Management Center provides:
- Access to real-time news feeds from sources such as FEMA, the CDC, Homeland Security and the National Hurricane Center. These aggregated feeds offer up-to-the-minute information about catastrophes, pandemics, cyber risk and security threats.
- An opportunity for clients to subscribe to timely communications.
- Connection to HUB expertise in the form of checklists, tools, articles and on-demand webinars, with tips for protecting your business and family in the event of a crisis.
Implementing an effective crisis management plan before a catastrophic event occurs is the best approach to safeguarding your company's future and keeping your family safe. Unfortunately, the data tells us that disasters across the spectrum (technical, environmental, social unrest, disease epidemics) are increasing in frequency and financial impact. It is more important than ever for individuals and organizations to be prepared for almost any challenge.
Visit the HUB International Crisis Management Center today and subscribe to emergency communications bulletins in your area.