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An effective Continuity of Operations Plan [COOP] outlines the steps you will take in the event of a natural or manmade disaster, to make an orderly and efficient transition to emergency operations while providing instructions on how your organization will continue to fulfill its Critical Functions. Your plan includes information on emergency evacuation procedures, disaster response, and emergency delegation of authority, assignment of responsibilities, assurance of continuity of operations, prevention and preparedness measures as well as lists of external material and technical assistance.
FEMA Continuity of Operations (COOP) Programs. Contains templates and info. Designed by FEMA for other government agencies but highly recommended: https://www.fema.gov/continuity-operations
American Red Cross. One of the top two or three sources for disaster-tested information on how to prepare yourself and your family to respond and recover from disasters of all types. Here you will find out how to Get prepared; Get Trained; Get involved:
READY.GOV. Another great source for all types of emergency preparedness information: personal, family, home, shelter design, downloads of free information, and much, much more. There’s even a site for kids! For business, you can find out here how to:
All of this is found at http://www.ready.gov/