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Protect the Future of Your Business

EMD Business Portal LogoWelcome to the State of Washington Emergency Management Business Portal. This portal is designed to be a one-stop destination that businesses of all sizes can access to find the most requested resources. Our goal is assist your business in achieving disaster resilience. We must begin with the premise that in Washington State, hazards such as earthquakes, winter storms, or even aging infrastructure can affect our communities and impact our economy.

Starting with that premise - can your business rebound successfully from a disaster? 

Consider these statistics: 

Almost 40% of small businesses that close due to a disaster event never re-open.

91% of Americans live in places at moderate to high risk of earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, high-wind damage or terrorism (1).

85% of the U.S. critical infrastructure is owned by private industry.

Plan: Develop a continuity plan to ensure continuation of services
Prepare: 25% of businesses do not reopen following a major disaster - reduce your risk by preparing now
Respond: Prompt action and well-planned responses can save lives and help your business recover quickly from the impact of a disaster
Resume: Resumption of 'business as normal', or recovery, includes activities undertaken after an event to return vital economic systems to normal operations

Steps to Comprehensive Business Planning and Preparedness


Not sure where to start?

The Steps to Comprehensive Business Preparedness and Planning
will guide you in your preparedness and planning efforts.

Hazards and Threats

Training and Exercise

Additional Resources


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Safety and preparedness is an investment in your business and employees. To help you facilitate your Safety Meetings, new safety and preparedness resources will be added each month.


This site is here to help increase your enterprise resiliency. We welcome your feedback on ways to improve this portal. Comments or suggestions can be sent to:

Reference/Photo Credits:

Secured computer/electronic equipment photos courtesy of WorkSafe Technologies
Volcano photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey
Source (1): Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina

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