Business & Community Emergency Preparation Resources
Businesses and communities can take preemptive steps before a natural disaster or emergency occurs. There are multiple state and federal resources available to assist in this process. Companies should also check with their insurance policy providers and local government entities to explore additional options.
Preparedness Resources for Small Businesses
- Texas Ready helps businesses stay informed, make a plan and build an essential supply kit to prepare for natural disasters.
- Statewide Cybersecurity Services assists businesses in preparing for and preventing a cybersecurity attack.
- Texas Department of Insurance offers preparatory advice in advance of weather events.
- The Texas Department of Agriculture provides farm and ranch producers with information, programs and resources to help receive disaster assistance.
- Ready.gov provides information on business preparedness planning and toolkits for a variety of natural disasters and hazards.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration helps businesses develop a plan to protect employees, lessen the financial impact of disasters and re-open quickly.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides information on preparing and training for emergencies and the hazards to be aware of when an emergency occurs.
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers many resources and tips for staying safe and healthy.
- FEMA’s DisasterAssistance.gov webpage helps identify local, county and state resources and emergency management agencies for assistance before and after disasters.
Preparedness Resources for Texas Local Government & Economic Development Organizations
- The Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Hazard Mitigation Section reviews local mitigation plans and offers hazard mitigation training for local officials.
- FEMA offers a guide to grant funds available for pre- and post-emergency or disaster-related projects.
- FEMA also provides local governments a checklist to determine if a mitigation plan is necessary to apply for FEMA assistance.
- If a plan is necessary, visit FEMA's Create a Hazard Mitigation Plan webpage for step-by-step instructions.
Preparedness Resources for all Texans
- Texas Hurricane Center
Disaster-related orders and updates issued by the Governor