Whether it’s a small business or your family’s home, be sure to heed this rounded list of disaster-prep suggestions made by two preeminent, emergency specialists.

Vivek Malapati

Director, Cummins Power Generation

“A ‘necessities’ list helps families determine what items they cannot live without.”

Clement Feng

SVP, Marketing, Generac

“Our increased dependence on electronics has changed the look of storm safety checklists.”

Tom Pernice

Senior Marketing Strategist, Honda

“Have an emergency/disaster kit in your home ready to go. Be prepared for a power outage.”

Thomas Landrum

Director of Marketing, Residential/Light Commercial, Kohler Generators

“Familiarize yourself with your home’s main electrical panel. You may have to turn off the main breaker or have to reset circuit breakers after an outage.”

Erik Rasmussen

Practice Leader, Cyber Security and Investigations, Kroll

“A BIA ensures that you understand how business disruptions will affect various aspects of your operations.”

Paulo Vieiradias

Senior Training Manger, Center for Advancement of Roofing Excellence

“A manufacturer’s warranty typically will not cover damage to your roof caused by a disaster, such as a hurricane…”

Andrew Schaap

SVP, Sales, Digital Realty

“Make sure your team on the ground knows how to access support from your vendors in time of emergency.”

Rick Vanover

Director, Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism, Veeam

“Sometimes, the decision to declare a disaster and set forth a plan is the hard part.”