The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took a progressive approach to hurricane preparedness this week. NOAA National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb and senior hurricane specialist Daniel Brown hosted a live session on Twitter using #HurriChat to answer questions about tracking these storms and best practices for preparation. These were the Tweets we found most insightfull when it comes to preparing for hurricanes.
Superstorm Sandy showed law firms how important it is to be prepared for the unexpected. Damage to facilities, lack of transportation, loss of power, and inability to access critical documents were all costly threats to firms’ productivity. Looking forward, not having inclusive, updated, and tested Business Continuity plans in place could mean attorneys and staff won’t have the support they need during future crises and recovery efforts.
If businesses learned anything from Hurricane Sandy, it’s the importance of having a business continuity plan (BCP) in place well before a hurricane hits land to be able to continue operations. This week, FEMA and NOAA are taking part in National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.