MS Emergency Access Program: Disaster Planning Workshop

Crisis Event Response, Recovery, and Access (CERRA) Planning

This workshop will provide critical information for businesses in ensuring their readiness and resiliency to respond, recover, and restart when disasters strike. Contingency Planning includes Speakers will include a certified Resiliency Planner and key leaders from Mississippi’s Emergency Management (MEMA) and Highway Patrol (MHP) organizations on the plans and programs used across Mississippi, including the Mississippi Emergency Access Program (MEAP).

$10 per person.  Space is limited to 25 registrants. 
Coffee, drinks and snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Registration: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Program: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

MMA Building
720 N President St.
Jackson, MS 39202

  • Welcome
  • Introductions & Overview
  • Organizational Resiliency Planning Basics (Resiliency Planning)
  • Crisis Event Response, Recovery, and Access Programs (MEAP)
  • Mississippi Emergency Access Program Basics (MEAP)
  • Emergency Access during Event (MHP/MEMA)

Once the imminent risk to life and property is secured, the capability for a community and geography to recover and rebuild is an economic imperative.

The impacts of disaster events to communities and their economies is devastating.
  • >40% of all businesses impacted by a disaster will fail within two years.
  • 2015: 45 Federal disasters. Eleven of which caused >$1B of direct impact.
  • Mississippi ranks #2 nationally in number of disasters since 1980.
  • Average time to return to normal after only 24HR closure = 11.5 days!

The reality is that any delay in beginning the recovery of a community has a devastating long-term impact both to the economics of the region, but also to the citizens.  The sooner services are restored, businesses are operating, and citizens can return, the more likely the community can survive and thrive after an event.

MMA has partnered with MEMA, MHP, and the Mississippi Emergency Access Program to help ensure our members, partners, and communities recover quickly.

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