Protect Your Investment
Before Disaster Strikes
Disaster Planning and Preparedness Resources
Many may say that amenities and services are what hotels thrive on, and while the very heart of hospitality is to entertain and receive guests, behind the warmth and helpfulness of your hotel is a foundation of safety.

Your guests expect it, and your hotel can’t survive without it. But are you prepared for a flood, hurricane, or other natural disaster that will wreak havoc on your property?

If not, you could be at fault, and your hotel could suffer far beyond the initial threat. Knowing how to plan for natural disasters not only could save the lives of your guests, but it also can save your property millions of dollars in repairs, damages, and potential lawsuits.
Are You Ready for
Hurricane Season?
Plan Before a Natural Disaster
Planning long before the disaster occurs is key, which includes having:
  • Clear emergency evacuation plans to reference, such as exits, critical steps, and points of contact
  • A command center with security camera monitoring
  • Frequent training once a month or more so your staff is informed
  • Expert insurance and safety strategy consultants
  • Plans to contact outside resources, such as a PR staff for media communication during and after an event
  • Pre-loss risk assessments and insurance coverage reviews
  • Communication tools during an event, such as automated email and social media
  • Backup systems for online files and backup physical supplies for your guests
Signing Up to Provide FEMA Emergency Lodging Assistance
If you are interested in making your hotel available to applicants of the FEMA Emergency Lodging Assistance program, visit this website  to sign up. Hotels that house applicants displaced by a disaster are eligible to obtain payment from (CLC) Corporate Lodging Consultants on behalf of FEMA.
  • To learn more about the program, access the Hotel User Guide.
FEMA and State Emergency Management Resources
  • Download the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Guide for Business and Industry for a step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response, and recovery for businesses of all sizes.
  • If you have not already done so, please download the  FEMA mobile app  as well as the one for your state (if available) to receive alerts, view evacuation routes, get safety reminders, locate open shelters, find disaster assistance, and upload photos to assist first responders.
  • Each state has a website with information on preparing for and recovering from natural disasters. Download our state-by-state guide to learn more.
Alabama Emergency Management Agency
Alaska Emergency Management Agency
Arizona Emergency Management
Arkansas Disaster Preparedness Resources
California Emergency Preparedness and Recovery
Colorado Emergency Management Agency
Connecticut Emergency Preparedness for Businesses
Delaware Emergency Management Agency
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Ready Georgia
Hawai'i Emergency Management Agency
Idaho Office of Emergency Management
Ready Illinois
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Iowa Emergency Management
Kentucky Emergency Management
Louisiana Governor's Office of Emergency Preparedness
Maine Emergency Management Agency
Maryland Emergency Management Agency
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
Michigan Emergency Management Division
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
Missouri State Emergency Management Agency
Montana Disaster and Emergency Services
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
Nevada Division of Emergency Management
New Hampshire Department of Safety
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
New Mexico Department of Emergency Management
New York City Emergency Management
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
North Dakota Department of Emergency Services
Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
South Dakota Department of Public Safety
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Utah Department of Public Safety
Vermont Department of Public Safety
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Washington D.C. Emergency Management Agency
Washington State Emergency Management Division
West Virginia Division of Emergency Management
Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management
Wildfires: How to Protect Your Business and Your Employees

Wildfires are becoming increasingly common and far more devastating in the U.S. As a business owner, you want to do everything you can to minimize the chances that your property will be destroyed by fire. But you also want to make sure all of your employees are kept safe.

Having a plan in place and knowing ahead of time what your legal obligations are toward your staff are critical to surviving one of nature's most destructive forces.

State Disaster/Emergency Family Preparedness Guides

Hurricanes are a fact of life in the U.S. As torrential rains, tornadoes, and flooding ravage our country each year, especially in the Midwest, keeping your loved ones safe becomes just as critical as taking care of your investments.

Download the  State-by-State Preparedness Guide

    Other Disaster Preparedness Resources Business Toolkits
    • QuakeSmart Ready Business ToolkitWildfire Preparedness
    • Hurricane Ready Business ToolkitWildfire Regulations
    • Inland Flooding Ready Business ToolkitHurricane Ready Business Toolkit
    • Power Outage Ready Business ToolkitWildfire Regulations
    • Severe Wind Tornado Ready Business Toolkit
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