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.
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.
What is the Comprehensive Planning Guide (CPG) 101?
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.
What are some of the key components to disaster preparedness?
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.
What is the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and what are the benefits?
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.
What is the Preparedness Cycle and what are some of the processes involved?
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.
What is emergency preparedness?
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.
We had initially thought we would be able to assess the damage and work with FEMA and our insurance carrier's adjusters by ourselves. It quickly became evident that we were going to need help. We realized we did not have the personnel, time or expertise it was going to take to deal with complex governmental regulations and equally complex insurance and adjusting issues, especially when it was taking all the resources we had just to get essential county services up and running again. ... your organization really came to the rescue. You delivered what you promised, and that counts for everything down here in South East Texas.
Cary Erickson, SPHR
Director of Human Resources and Risk Management - Jefferson County, Texas
I also want to thank your organization for the outstanding service that was provided to CORSA and Putnam County after the August 2007 flood. ...The assistance provided by the your team saved a lot of valuable county staff time in expediting the request for assistance, and their expertise significantly increased the amount of recovery that was received from FEMA.I would recommend the services provided by your team to any entity who is attempting to expedite receiving the maximum public assistance that is available from FEMA after a disaster.
David W. Brooks, CPCU
Managing Director - County Risk Sharing Authority/County Commissioners Association of Ohio
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.