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Getting Back to Business After a Disaster

Open For BusinessIf your business closes because of a disaster, you have five days to re-open it.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 90 percent of businesses that don't open within that time frame fail.

Businesses that do survive often take years to get back to their pre-disaster operating level.

The purpose of the Florida Business Continuity Initiative is to provide organizations of all types and sizes the information, tools and resources they need to prepare for, endure and recover from natural or manmade disasters.

The Florida Business Continuity Initiative is unique in that it offers a real-time interactive resource tracker that will allow businesses affected by disaster to reach out for help, and for unaffected businesses and organizations to offer assistance.

In the event of a disaster, this website and its mobile version will allow you to post your business needs and view available resources to help you get your business back up and running quickly and safely.

Business Damage Assessment Survey

The State of Florida Emergency Response Team ESF-18 and the Department of Economic Opportunity are gathering information from businesses that suffered damage from recent flooding. The information gathered will be shared among various state agencies to expedite the implementation of disaster relief programs for businesses. » The Survey can be found under 'Data Collection'.

With "Get a Plan," Any Business Can Prepare for Disaster

Get A PlanThe State of Florida has developed a website that allows companies to easily and efficiently create a business emergency plan. There is no cost, and you can start a plan in just a few minutes. You'll be able to save your plan, and go back and update as needed. » Get A Plan

Florida MYB Real Time Resource Tracker

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Visit Our Partners


The Disaster Contractors Network is designed to help connect contractors and homeowners/business owners who need repairs after disasters.

Florida DEM

The Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to both natural and man-made disasters.

Center for Disaster Risk Policy

The mission of the Center for Disaster Risk Policy is to identify, develop, and promote best practices in emergency and public management.

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