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A Disaster-Preparedness Checklist

A Disaster-Preparedness Checklist

September 21, 2015

by Teresa Riccobuono

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Whether man-made or an act of nature, all businesses should be prepared for the unexpected.

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are approaching the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Few have ever seen such devastation. With some acts of nature, we get warnings; with others, such as earthquakes, there are no warnings.

We need to always be prepared.

Disasters that are man-made can include fire, electrical or telephone line outages, water damage, theft, vandalism, hard drive crashes and computer viruses.

Following is a list of tips to consider to be sure you, your employees, your business and your clients are...