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FEI Helps Businesses Prepare for Natural Disasters in OH&S May Issue

8 May. 2018 Posted by aadams

The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Preparing for Natural Disasters

From tornadoes to hurricanes, natural disasters are powerful forces that tear through cities and leave a trail of devastation across communities. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, 16 natural disasters caused $306 billion worth of damage in the United States during 2017 alone.

Though businesses are unable to predict when a natural disaster will strike, they can protect their assets and employees with the proper planning, training, and communication tactics. Preparing for the worst helps build resilience and enables businesses to recover faster.

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Carol Hill is a crisis management operations specialist at FEI. She provides operational support and serves as a key member of its crisis management team to oversee internal crisis preparedness and response activities. She coordinates the notification and emergency response during a crisis and has responded to numerous crisis events ranging from bombings to malware incidents. Hill conducts more than 160 global preparedness drills annually and is dedicated to crisis preparedness, response and recovery.