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Free Tips on Protecting Your Company From Winter Weather Disasters

Release Number: 
Advisory Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Advisory Number: 
MA11-27
Contact: 
Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987

WASHINGTON – Whether it’s pounding, relentless rainstorms or massive snowstorms, winter weather presents many risks for business shutdowns, property damage and loss of life. Now is a good time to make a plan to stay open for business, while protecting your employees and customers from the dangers of severe winter weather.

On Tuesday, October 18, Agility Recovery Solutions and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host another in a series of business continuity webinars, focusing on best practices to mitigate risks posed by the winter season. Weather expert Fred Schmude, of ImpactWeather, a company that provides worldwide weather monitoring and business continuity planning for businesses, will discuss winter weather predictions and share tips on how to prepare before the disaster hits.

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies via its “PrepareMyBusiness” website.  Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHO:             Fred Schmude, Storm Watch Manager, ImpactWeather

WHAT:          “Preparing your Business for the Winter Weather Season” will be presented by Schmude. A question and answer session will follow.

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 18 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

HOW:            Space is limited.  Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/401629152

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