How health care facilities can better prepare for natural disasters

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Sep 24, 2018

In 2017, the U.S. experienced $16 billion dollars worth of damage from weather- and climate-related disasters. This astounding figure underscores the necessity of staying prepared in case a flood, tornado, or some other force of nature hits your community.

Health care facilities are no different. Specific steps can be taken to better plan for and recover from a natural disaster. Since its National Preparedness Month, we wanted to share some idea from Anne Guglielmo with Liberty Mutual Insurance. She spoke at NFPA's Conference & Expo this year about pre- and post-disaster tasks for health care facilities. Guglielmo also emphasized the importance of utilizing NFPA 1600, Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs. In the following video, Guglielmo shares some important highlights:

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