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Joplin Shares Disaster Preparedness Advice

Tania Kohut on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

Last May, Joplin, Mo. was hit by a devastating tornado which left a 10-mile-long path of destruction. More than 500 businesses were destroyed or substantially damaged. In a recent interview with Southeast Missouriís Business Today, Rob O'Brian, president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, says that "most were prepared for typical Midwest storm damage, but not for a tornado of that magnitude."

Today, nine months later, with about 85 percent of Joplinís businesses open and operating, Rob OíBrian and Nathan Brown, insurance producer at W.E. Walker-Lakenan, LLC in Jackson, Mo., spoke with Business Today and shared disaster preparedness tips for businesses. From recovery insurance advice to data back-up suggestions,the article provides good information for your members.

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