Disaster Preparedness

Preparing today can help you immeasurably tomorrow. A sudden disaster can cause catastrophic damage and interrupt the operations and livelihoods of your organization or community indefinitely. Our experts are your trusted advocates, here to help you prepare for the unexpected and build you up to a position of faster recovery sooner if disaster should strike.

Disaster preparedness refers to measures taken to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters — to predict and, where possible, prevent disasters, mitigate their impact on vulnerable populations, and respond to and effectively cope with their consequences. How you plan for a disaster determines how quickly you recover. The Tidal Basin professional planning team has the qualifications and experience preparing, training, exercising, and executing plans to continue essential services post-crisis and reduce possible effects.

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Preparedness Grant Management

  • Homeland Security (HSGP)
  • Transit Security
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
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Mitigation

  • Mitigation Plans
  • Pre-Disaster (PDM) Mitigation Grant Program
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Planning

  • Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP)
  • Business Continuity Plans (BCP)
  • Vulnerability and Business Impact Analysis
  • Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
  • Long Term Recovery Plans
  • Mitigation Plans
  • Debris Management Plan
  • Compliance Reviews - Super Circular
  • GAP Analysis
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Training

Training

  • FEMA Programs and Procurement
  • FEMA Debris Management
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Exercises

Exercises

  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Compliant
  • Tabletop and Full Scale
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Meet the Top Talent for Disaster Preparedness Services

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Our Tidal Basin team has the unmatched experience, resources, and network to mobilize quickly, evaluate thoroughly, and work closely with you on your disaster preparedness plan. Our experts include planners, engineers, project managers, insurance specialists, emergency managers, tribal liaisons, and other key professionals with extensive experience working on some of the worst natural and man-made disasters over the last thirty years.

Frequently Asked Questions

To thoroughly prepare your organization or community from disaster, it is important to take a step back and realize your disaster preparedness options. Listed below are some common questions.
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    What is the Comprehensive Planning Guide (CPG) 101?
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    CPG 101 is a guide developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). CPG 101 is designed to help both novice and experienced planners navigate the planning process. Used in its entirety, this guide provides information and instruction on the fundamentals of planning and their application.

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    What are some of the key components to disaster preparedness?
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    Typically a good preparedness process involves six key steps. They include:
    a. Knowing and assessing your risks and vulnerabilities.
    b. Estimating capabilities to address those risks.
    c. Building and sustaining your capabilities.
    d. Developing plans to manage the entire life cycle of a potential crisis.
    e. Validating plans through exercises.
    f. Reviewing and updating plans.

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    What is the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and what are the benefits?
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    NIMS is a comprehensive, nationwide systematic approach to incident management. There are several benefits to NIMS, including:
    a. Enhanced operations and collaboration.
    b. Scalability and flexibility.
    c. Promotion of an all-hazards approach to preparedness.
    d. Enabling of a wide variety of organizations to participate effectively in emergency management or incident response.
    e. Institutionalizing professional emergency management or incident response practices.

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    What is the Preparedness Cycle and what are some of the processes involved?
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    The Preparedness Cycle is a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response.

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    What is emergency preparedness?
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    Emergency preparedness is taking action so you are ready for emergencies before they happen. The objective is to simplify decision making during emergencies and to reduce or prevent fatalities or injuries through emergency preparedness response.

Who We
Have Helped

Discover in detail how our team of professionals is playing an instrumental role in helping hundreds of organizations, governments, communities, not-for-profits, and private sector clients prepare and maximize their financial recovery sooner from the worst disasters.
I would like to take this time to personally thank the Liaison staff for the remarkable job and the accomplishments performed during recovery efforts associated with FEMA 1589 DR NY. ...The total goal achieved was nothing less than maximizing all eligible costs in the best interest of the applicant....One strong asset for making recovery efforts a success is having your staff on our team.
John J. Fink
Recovery Supervisor - New York State Emergency Management Office
You and your team have provided invaluable assistance in the College's recovery efforts in response to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Your knowledge of the often complex FEMA process, coupled with your insurance industry experience, have been of enormous benefit to us.
Cyndi M. Baily
Deputy General Counsel - Baylor College of Medicine

Severe storms dumped massive amounts of rain in the Southern Tier of New York State in the summer of 2006, resulting in widespread flooding. 

When Hurricane Katrina struck, bringing with it widespread flooding and damage, the City of Slidell took the brunt of the storm. Located just 30 miles north of New Orleans, the two cities were both hit full-force by the destructive power of the hurricane. Unfortunately for Slidell, the nation first focused on the recovery of New Orleans. The City of Slidell didn't begin its recovery operations under Adjusters International had been hired, bringing the expertise required to turn the recovery process around.

  • Detroit Public Schools, Michigan
  • City of San Francisco, California
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Texas
  • Port Arthur Independent School District, Texas
  • Hancock County, Mississippi
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • City of Duluth, Minnesota
  • 1589-DR-NY Severe Storms and Flooding
  • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

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If you are in need of thorough disaster preparedness planning, we can help!
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