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Disaster insurance experts: Business survival depends on preparedness, business continuity planning

China floods leave more than 120 dead, scores missing, state media says

Flooding has forced some 1.3 million people to evacuate vast areas near China’s longest river and its connected waterways, the official Xinhua news agency cited the Civil Affairs Ministry as saying.  Millions more are threatened by the continuing downpour, which began at the end of June and has already destroyed at least 41,000 homes, it said…

 

Disaster insurance experts: Business survival depends on preparedness, business continuity planning

Effective corporate disaster planning is necessary for two basic reasons: to protect lives in the event of an emergency, and to preserve the ability of the business to survive in the aftermath.

Effective corporate disaster planning is necessary for two basic reasons: to protect lives in the event of an emergency, and to preserve the ability of the business to survive in the aftermath.

In a world fraught with uncertainty, shocking events inevitably happen, such as the June 12 attack on an  Orlando, Fla., nightclub. And while many disasters share common characteristics, no two are identical, and planning an effective response is imperative.  The astute business owner needs to prepare a disaster preparedness plan to reduce the likelihood of an incident occurring, to minimize its impact, and to work with an insurance component to mitigate losses…

 

Romania hosts NATO disaster response drills using virtual reality

A disaster response exercise bringing together experts from several countries, managed by NATO and using virtual reality takes place in Romania this week.  NATO’s Euro Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and Romania, with support from the Joint Health Agriculture and Food Group (JHAFG) and the Civil Protection Group (CPG), are jointly organizing the exercise in Romania’s Targu Mures…

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