Last month, we discussed the impact earthquakes can have on a business. Broken water and gas lines can cause flooding and fires following an earthquake; mudslides may also result. In the aftermath of an earthquake, businesses must deal with several aspects of disaster recovery: Documents must be dried out, buildings restored and workers’ safety verified. However, as Ben Franklin would advise, an ounce of earthquake preparedness is worth a pound of post-quake cure. This month, we’re focusing on helping you prevent physical losses from earthquakes. Here are the three steps FEMA recommends businesses take to protect themselves against earthquakes: (more…)
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Injured workers, destroyed facilities, interrupted transportation infrastructure – these are the predictable outcomes businesses face after earthquakes. Insurance policies and emergency preparation plans often account for such earthquake-caused business disasters. However, as experts in document scanning services, we’ve also seen how much turmoil flood damaged books and documents can cause following an earthquake.
Fires, flooding and earthquakes can cause major water damage to your business, often resulting in many wet documents. In order to recover from such disasters, most businesses require immediate document restoration services to recover critical wet documents. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that your wet documents will grow mold or become irrecoverable.
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Humboldt State’s geology department is raising awareness about the frequency and danger of tsunamis and earthquakes, which are known as a “natural warning”. Knowing what to do in the event of a tsunami can help avoid a repeat of the 2004 tsunami where 200,000 people lost their lives.