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Hurricane Biz Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

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Will the high winds and flooding of the next major hurricane hit your workplace?

Do you have a plan in place to keep your doors open after the hurricane strikes?

Has your plan been tested?

“Hurricane Biz” is an online tabletop exercise designed to help owners and managers of businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies, along with their employees, to assess the capabilities and capacity of their disaster response plan in regards to a hurricane.

During the exercise, management and staff will have the opportunity to work together as a unified disaster response team. The team will work through the various activities associated with preparing for, then responding to and recovering from, a category two hurricane. Whether you have a disaster plan in place that you want to assess, or if you are looking for a compelling reason to develop one, “Hurricane Biz” will provide you with both the tools and experience to help you reach your goal.

Exercise Scenario

It is late July and local citizens have been complacent in their hurricane preparedness activities because this year’s hurricane season has not even seen its first tropical storm. Families are making their last minute plans for their summer vacations while local business owners and government agencies are thinking that the hurricane season could be very inconsequential. Hurricane Biz Tabletop Exercise

However weather forecasters are predicting a major change in the atmosphere that could see a sharp increase in the number and severity of hurricanes within the next few weeks.

By early August local residents, business owners and government officials begin to follow the projected path of the season’s first tropical storm.

Soon the storm strengthens into Hurricane Adam as it continues its forward movement.

Exercise Briefing

A Hurricane Biz Exercise Briefing video has been produced to ensure that workplace owners and managers as well as their employees are ready to successfully partake in the exercise. This video provides valuable information regarding preparing for and participating in an exercise.

Access and view the Exercise Briefing.

Exercise Participation Information

Your workplace or business can participate in this exercise for $600.
 
For information about participating in this exercise please complete an Information Request Form. Upon completing the form you will be contacted and provided with additional information.

Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Registration
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
Call 850-241-3565 to schedule this exercise 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
Participation Information
Hurricane Registration will open once the exercise is scheduled From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your organization’s Disaster Response Team
* Everyone who will be participating in the exercise must register for the following reasons:
  1. Prior to the exercise important Read Ahead materials will be e-mailed to all registered participants. These materials are important to ensure your participation in the exercise is successful.
  2. At the end of the exercise only registered participants will be able to complete and submit their individual exercise evaluation (Hotwash).
  3. Only registered participants will be able to access and print their Certificate of Participation once they have submitted their individual exercise evaluation.