With the brunt of the massive Hurricane Michael bearing down on the Florida Panhandle in 2018, several of the region’s hospitals were forced to evacuate patients. In the midst of these efforts, with windows exploding and rooftops blowing off, new patients arrived with various injuries associated with the storm. Calling it a perfect storm for disaster would be an understatement.
It might not be the first thing you think about when considering emergency preparedness, but having a plan for a critical incident or disaster makes good business sense.
Corporations have suffered tremendous losses because of unexpected events – natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and wildfires, as well as man-made events such as office violence, active shooters, terrorism, or cyberattacks.