With September being National Preparedness Month, MaintenX is taking time to remind facility managers of the importance of disaster preparedness.
A variety of natural disasters have occurred throughout the globe 2020 including fires, flooding, and the global COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the current Atlantic Hurricane Season is continuing to break records, with 13 tropical storms forming before September. So far, these storms have caused billions of dollars in damage and cost more than one hundred people their lives.
The Department of Homeland Security has divided the month into four weeklong themes: Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Prepare for Disasters, and Teach Youth About Preparedness. Participating in these weekly festivities should enable facility managers to discuss and familiarize themselves with disaster preparedness plans with colleagues.
“Having operated in high-risk areas for more than four decades, MaintenX is all too familiar with the destructive potential of natural disasters,” said MaintenX VP of Business Development Bill Schaphorst. “We consistently find that the best-prepared facilities weather disasters in the least disruptive way, and we wholeheartedly support the recommendations of DHS’s National Preparedness Month.”