Disaster Preparedness: 5 Action Plans Your Facility Must Have

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A massive EF5 tornado caused widespread destruction to this medical facility in Joplin, MO.

With the incidence and intensity of tornadoes continuing to increase, you need to have a plan to keep occupants safe while maintaining building integrity. Be sure the action plan includes a specific alert system and a safe place for occupants to go in case of tornadoes. Remember, an action plan doesn’t do any good if your occupants are unaware of how to react during an emergency, so regular drills and disaster preparation training sessions should go hand-in-hand with regular safety walkthroughs. If your facility does not include a safe shelter area, there are products available that can provide cover during a storm. 

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