Disaster recovery — be prepared

It’s hurricane season. For some parts our our country, this weekend has been one of dealing with a disaster that has caused all different types of damage depending where you live. Last month we watched a state going through massive flooding where people lost everything they had. One of our own team members had this happen. Before that there were terrible storms in the southeast, and I woke up to find a tree across my yard, into the garage roof and on a car. I was one of the lucky ones.

NEMT President Linda Allard

These natural disasters remind us that we need to be prepared in our facilities or companies. NEMT keeps a map of all team members so we can quickly see how many MTs will be impacted and not only keep up with them but get help from MTs in other parts of the country in case of power outages, etc. We also maintain a separate disaster recovery website that contains procedures for all departments in addition to technical backup plans.

Are you prepared for a disaster? We are all supposed to be prepared, but are we? I know I am going to go through my procedures to make sure they are all working. Have you done a test run on your disaster recovery program? Now might be the right time to perform one.

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About Linda Allard

Linda Allard is the president of NEMT.
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