Portions of western and central Iowa were under flood watches and warnings Wednesday, with more rain expected though Thursday. Fast-moving ice jams also clogged the Des Moines River in Ottumwa on Tuesday, sparking fears that more low-lying and water-adjacent areas could face problems in the coming days, especially the Raccoon River near Des Moines.[Read More ...]
CIRAS believes that any company who does not have a flood plan already in place should immediately begin making preparations for trouble.
To help, CIRAS since 2008 has maintained a Flood Preparation Checklist that includes last-minute steps that companies can take to prepare for a crisis. It includes a list of items that company leaders should plan to take with them in case of evacuation and steps they can take, if time allows, to minimize the damage done to what’s left behind.
Additionally, the CIRAS website contains other information, including how to retrieve important data from flooded computers, advice for dealing with damaged documents and guides to other valuable resources.
Flooded businesses are urged to contact CIRAS if they need assistance, and staffers will work to direct them to the appropriate resources.
For more information, contact CIRAS program manager Mike O’Donnell at email@example.com or 515-509-4379.