Sometimes reality exceeds the imagination. Here at Safe Harbor Consulting we have the priviledge of creating and facilitating emergency response and business continuity exercises for a number of organizations. One of the first challenges we tackle in each case is to select a scenario that is feasible, yet not overdone, realistic and believable. Up to about one hour ago, creating an exercize for an earthquake for companies on the East Coast of the United States, did not fit that criteria.
How many organizations up the eastern seaboard of the United States had practiced earthquake response plans? Not many – yet there are several, overdue fault lines all along the east coast, including a few that put New York City at risk.
Know your risks and threats. Safe Harbor Consulting can also conduct a thorough Risk Analysis that helps identify those risks that may threaten your facilities.
I will be closely watching the news reports to see how folks fared this afternoon.
I hope all of you did and are doing well.