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

Business Continuity Plans

Emergency plans such as business continuity plans (BCP) can help businesses assess their risks and ensure critical resources (staffing, space, materials, procedures, equipment) are available to stay in business during and after a flood event. A business continuity plan includes specific plans, measures and activities to ensure critical business operations continue as normal during an emergency. The BCP identifies necessary resources to support business continuity such as personnel, information and data, equipment, budgetary allocations, legal counsel, infrastructure protection and accommodations.

Please see below for examples of business continuity plans and resources that can help you protect your business. If you would like to add a guide or resource, please click here.

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