Utah Department of Public Safety

Emergency Management - Business

The Businesses' Role in Emergency Mangement

Each year disasters force thousands of businesses to close. But even more common events such as building fires, broken water lines or sudden loss of data cause the same result. SBA research shows that at least 25 percent of businesses that close following events such as these do not reopen. Many that do struggle just to stay in business.

Every business should have a plan....
It just makes good business sense!

  • More than 90% of companies experiencing a major data loss never recover 100%
  • 40 - 45% of businesses fail to resume operations after a major theft or fire
  • Nearly 80% of the New Orleans business district struck by Katrina was still closed 60 days after the flood
[Last Update - Friday, 08-Mar-2013 16:25:37 MST]