Flooding can be a major concern for businesses. Businesses must take precautions to prepare for flooding events. This means preparing staff, facilities and any products that could be affected by the impact and damages of floods. Learning about emergency preparedness within the municipality and determining what incentives, insurance coverage, and risk information are available will assist with protecting your business from flood risks and damage.


Getting your business back to business includes protecting your assets, but also planning ahead so your staff can take care of business at home, then return to get your business back up and running.


Businesses need to assess their risks and put together an emergency plan in order to ensure critical resources (staffing, space, materials, procedures, equipment) are available to stay in business during and after a flood event.


*Please note that FloodSmartCanada and Partners for Action do not take responsibility for the verification of the services and information identified below.



Business Continuity Resources



Calgary Chamber – Flood Resiliency: Insights from a survey of the Calgary business community


Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations – Emergency Preparedness Resources


City of Toronto – Guide to Business Continuity Planning


Government of British Columbia – Preparing Your Business for a Flood: Checklists


Government of British Columbia – Preparing Your Business for a Flood: Tool Kit


Iron Mountain – Above Water: Preparing Your Company for Continuity after a Flood


Public Safety Canada – A Guide to Business Continuity Planning


Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo – Business Continuity Guidebook


Sesame (UK) – Preparing for and Responding to Flooding