The purpose of this plan is to let you know what to do in a disaster situation

Property Protection Checklist:

  • Protect your windows and doors against wind borne debris by attaching plywood-
  • Protect exposed areas from water damage with tarps, plastic sheeting and duct tape
  • Sandbag areas that may potentially flood
  • Anchor and brace any tall bookcases, filing cabinets, etc.
  • Secure all appropriate items including water heater, gas tanks and other utilities
  • Relocate valuable equipment and fragile items to a safer location
  • Secure computers and other office equipment to desks, tables or countertops with straps, Velcro or similar materials
  • Shut off all utilities (electricity and water)
  • Document your inventory and store backups in a secure location – (Dropbox, Cloud, Onedrive)
  • Register for Emergency Notification System in your county
  • Know your evacuation zone
  • Create your own disaster plan for your business


Business Recovery Checklist:

  • Assess any damages to your business or property and document damage
  • Notify the Cross Regions team of any urgent items to be repaired
  • Take appropriate action
  • Report any losses to your insurance company and local emergency management office as soon as possible
  • Repair and clean buildings and reorganize offices


Local Emergency


Duval County Jacksonville Fire/Rescue Department – Emergency Preparedness Division

Phone: (904) 630-CITY or


Sign up for Text Alerts:

JAXReady -


Clay County Clay County Emergency Management Center

Phone: (904) 284-7703



St. John’s County St. Johns County Emergency Management

Phone: (904) 824-5550



State Emergency Contacts: The Florida Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to both natural and man-made disasters. The division is the state's liaison with federal and local agencies on emergencies of all kinds. After a disaster, the division conducts damage assessment surveys and advises the Governor on whether to declare an emergency and seek federal relief funds.
Florida Division of Emergency Management: 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100

Re-Entry Information: Florida


Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center:


Red Cross Contacts: When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health/mental health services to address basic human needs. They also feed emergency workers, handle inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area and help those affected by disaster to access other available resources. The Red Cross can also provide you with emergency shelter information.
  American Red Cross of Northeast Florida

751 Riverside Ave.

Jacksonville, FL 32204

Phone: 904-358-8091



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