We talked about disaster prep for small businesses earlier this summer, but this article from Bloomberg Businessweek is worth reposting. It covers the basics, but we love that it includes emergency supplies for the office and more importantly, preparedness planning for employees and personnel. These items are often overlooked or outright skipped by traditional business continuity plans.
This time of year, we usually plug National Security Month with some serious information about disaster readiness. This time around, we’d like to present the following prank TV advertisement from LG Electronics (Chilean division):
The comet impacting Earth in the video appears to be a 10 on the Torino Scale, indicating, “a collision is certain, capable of causing global climatic catastrophe that may threaten the future of civilization as we know it, whether impacting land or ocean.”
In the event of a 10 Torino comet or asteroid impact that threatens the existence of human civilization as we know it, FEMA recommends packing extra batteries in your disaster supplies kit. All kidding aside, extra batteries never hurt!
In this age of global uncertainty, travelling outside of the United States can often present difficult safety situations, even in countries that traditionally have a safe reputation (anyone see The Impossible?) Add a worldwide travel alert to the mix and travel safety planning can be a serious issue.
Stratfor’s Scott Stewart wrote an informative article on how to plan a safe trip anywhere in the world. His advice is centered around intelligence and information gathering prior to departure. With some savvy Googling and internet use, anyone (no special expertise required) can dig up actionable intelligence on virtually any travel destination.
The Ad Council has a great new campaign promoting family emergency preparedness. The theme of the video is “winging it is NOT an emergency plan” and it’s hilarious! The boy’s accomplished face at 0:35 is priceless!