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Agility offers checklist for spring floods
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (3/15/11)--This week is Flood Safety Awareness Week, and CUNA Strategic Services provider Agility Recovery is urging businesses--including credit unions--and families to make sure they are prepared for springtime flooding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted wide scale springtime flooding for many communities throughout the nation, and it has joined forces with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to commemorate the week. Businesses all over the U.S. have committed to preparing for the devastating effects of heavy winter snowstorms, the subsequent spring thaw and traditionally storm spring weather. Floods are the "nation's most common and expensive natural disaster" and can strike any community, said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, in a press release from FEMA and NOAA, He encouraged businesses and families to take these simple steps to protect themselves and their property: learn about their risk of flooding; keep an emergency preparedness kit; store important documents in a safe place; and consider purchasing flood insurance. "Flooding accounts for a large percentage of recoveries our company has performed for members over the past two years," Agility Recovery CEO Bob Boyd said in a separate press release. "The average flood insurance claim amounts to over $33,000, but the costs to a business can be far greater when considering lost revenue, lost customers and the domino effect up and down your supply chain." Several sources exist to assist businesses and families to prepare for flooding:
* Agility Recovery has shared a Flood Preparedness Checklist of the most important steps to take. * FEMA's Flood Safety Awareness landing page provides access to FEMA's resources. * The Institute for Business and Home Safety has information about protecting the business.
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