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.
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.
- 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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Frequently Asked Questions
QWhat is the Comprehensive Planning Guide (CPG) 101?A
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.
QWhat are some of the key components to preparedness?A
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.
QWhat is the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and what are the benefits?A
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.
QWhat is the Preparedness Cycle and what are some of the processes involved?A
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.
QWhat is emergency preparedness?A
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.
The State of Alaska...[has] a significant investment in the disaster recovery process for both state and federally declared events.... The collaboration with Tidal Basin in these efforts has been so successful and seamless that in most instances applicants and FEMA staff don't even realize we have contractors on board unless we tell them. Our interaction with Tidal Basin staff and managers works and feels like true teammates and the result is a faster, more comprehensive delivery of disaster recovery resources to survivors.
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.
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.
- Port of Houston Authority, Texas
- Knapp Medical Center, Texas
- Associated Hospital Services, Louisiana
- Commonwealth of Virginia
- 4094-DR-AK Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, and Landslides
- Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management
- Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Pender County, North Carolina
- City of Pascagoula, Mississippi
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