Business Preparedness

Natural Disaster for Business

Preparedness Planning for Your Business 


The Ready Business Program allows businesses to take action to protect employees, protect customers, and help ensure continuity. The FEMA toolkit offers business leaders a step-by-step guide to building preparedness within an organization. The toolkit contains the following sections:

  • Identify Your Risk
  • Develop A Plan
  • Take Action
  • Be Recognized and Inspire Others

If your organization is vulnerable to hurricanes, it is important that you understand your risk, develop a preparedness and mitigation plan, and take action. Doing so will not only increase the safety of employees and customers, but it will help you remain in business after disasters, such as tropical storms and hurricanes, strike. Maintaining business continuity is important. When you are able to continue operations after a disaster, you also improve your community’s ability to recover.

FEMA has numerous Preparedness Planning for Your  Business available for businesses to be prepared for "All Hazards." 


FEMA Business Emergency Response Plan 

FEMA Business Continuity Planning Template

FEMA Business Continuity Resource Requirements 

East Baton Rouge Parish is committed to working with businesses to ensure commodities are delivered to the community and businesses are able to continue daily operations. After a disaster, one of the primary goals is to ensure the restoration of local businesses that provide essential goods and services to the community. Local elected officials and law enforcement will work together to determine when the Parish is safe for re-entry. 
Business that are seeking re-entry, will be required to show a re-entry placard.

Is your business registered for re-entry placards in East Baton Rouge Parish? Learn more about Capital Area Ready to request re-entry placards to be used after a disaster.

Capital Area Ready