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Returning to Work After A Disaster

Return to Work After A Disaster

After a Disaster – Immediate Action

Safety is the first priority when re-entering your business in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Follow instructions from local emergency management for when it is safe to return to the area and what safety measures should be taken into account.

If you are able to re-enter your facility and the damage is minor, make temporary repairs to correct safety hazards and to minimize further damage. Take photographs or video of all damage prior to making repairs for future business damage assessments. Contact your insurance company immediately and make arrangements to meet an adjustor as soon as possible. Only hire licensed contractors certified by the local jurisdiction and State of Nebraska to do repairs. If the contractor requests you pull the permit, it may be an indication they are not properly licensed and not entitled to permitting privileges.

For more information, visit: Ready.gov Disaster Business Plan