To protect your employees in the event of a disaster, make sure the necessary supplies are on hand by creating a thorough disaster supply checklist. First and foremost, plan for food and water for at least three days. Store at least three gallons of water and a three-day supply of nonperishable foods per employee. Include the elements needed for a chemical toilet, and stock a portable TV and radio with replacement batteries. Additionally, encourage each employee to bring in and store extra clothing (warm clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate), as well as refills of any necessary prescription medicine.
Be sure you have a fully stocked first-aid kit, pocketknife, lighter or matches, can opener, and flashlight (along with extra batteries). Finally, it can’t hurt to have some entertainment items stored, such as playing cards and board games.
For more on dealing with disasters, be sure to read Tips to Help Employees Cope with Disaster.