Disaster Relief Preparedness: Newsroom

Friday, June 7, 2013 – 4:13 pm

Good afternoon! The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center is here to help you strengthen your business and ensure that your business will be prepared for any future disasters. This month’s issue features articles, links and other useful information.

SBA’s Business Recovery Center

The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center has partnered with several organizations at the Small Business Administration’s Business Recovery Center to provide victims of recent Oklahoma tornadoes with assistance for their businesses. Counselors at OKSBDC are here to ensure that you and your business remain strong and recover from this devastation, as well as gain the knowledge needed to be prepared for future disasters!

The Business Recovery Center is open Mondays-Fridays, 9 am to 6 pm and Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm until further notice. No appointment is necessary!

Moore Norman Technology Center
South Penn Campus
Business Development Center Bldg.
13301 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73170


Ready.gov Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.

Reasons to Invest in a Preparedness Plan

  • Up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen.
  • Customers expect delivery of products and services on time. If there is a significant delay, customers may go to a competitor.
  • Insurance is only a partial solution. It does not cover all losses and it will not replace customers.

Click here to read more!

How Do Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Work?

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) send free informational text messages to WEA-enabled cell phones within range of an imminent and dangerous local situation, severe weather event, or AMBER emergency.

For more information about Wireless Emergency Alerts, visit Ready.gov/alerts, download the WEA Fact Sheet or view Frequently Asked Questions.

Visit Ready.gov to find more tips like these on how to make sure your business is prepared for the future!

Ready Business: Are You Ready?

Between 40 to 60% of all small businesses fail to recover in the aftermath of a major disaster. Every business should have a disaster emergency plan to ensure an efficient recovery. Is your business ready?
Click here to find out!


Emergency Preparedness

For small business owners, being prepared can mean staying in business following a disaster. The following resources can help you develop an emergency preparedness and disaster relief plan:

Disaster Assistance
Emergency Preparedness
Disaster Planning
Disaster Cleanup
Disaster Recovery Plan
State Government Information

Words of Wisdom

“It is critical that small businesses have a disaster preparedness plan in place to put them in a better position to deal with challenges that often come with no notice.”

-Karen G. Mills
Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

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