How Small Business Owners Can Respond to Floods
Responding to disaster
Response efforts aim to address any immediate threats presented by a natural disaster, such as identifying damages and cleaning up. The response phase is marked with a red circle in the diagram below.
Many response efforts are handled at a local level, so if something happens, please contact your local government and nonprofit organizations to help with your response. Additionally, many of the planning resources provided in this guide can also be useful during the response phase of a flood or hurricane. These links are useful resources specific to disaster response for Texans, but all small businesses might find them beneficial:
- The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network provides many tips on what small businesses should do before, during, and after a natural disaster, including this Business Assessment Checklist.
- The City of Austin offers resources for small businesses, including this checklist for what to do after a natural disaster.
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