Disaster!
Disaster! <ul><li>“The U.S. Department of Labor estimates over 40% of businesses never reopen following a disaster. Of the...
Disaster! <ul><li>“ Often disasters result in business disorientation and environmental detachment as revealed by the work...
September 11, 2001 <ul><li>7 World Trade Center ,  </li></ul><ul><li>6 World Trade Center </li></ul><ul><li>5 World Trade ...
September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
Katrina!
Katrina!
Katrina! Katrina!
Katrina!
Katrina!
Katrina!
Katrina!
Katrina!
Katrina!
Katrina!
Katrina!
New Orleans
New Orleans
Can’t Keep NOLA Down!
Dauphin Island Gym
Gulf Coast- Ecological Nightmare
Gulf Coast -  Small Business Nightmare
Forest Gump’s Shrimper Fleet
Now What?
TRIAGE: The First 48 Hours After a Disaster
Act Quickly Taking the right steps in the first 48 hours after a disaster can mean the difference between total recovery a...
“First Aid” <ul><li>Before recovery personnel arrive: </li></ul><ul><li>In a humid environment, turn off any electric or e...
MITIGATION <ul><li>Mitigation:  </li></ul><ul><li>The use of various techniques to bring a business affected by fire, floo...
Gaining Control <ul><li>The first step in the restoration effort is controlling the environment. </li></ul>
Managing the Site <ul><li>Emergency services performed at site  </li></ul><ul><li>Restoration personnel walk through the s...
Coordinated Effort <ul><li>Every contingency is different, based on the type of event, building structure and the contents...
Types of Damage <ul><li>The two most common causes of property damage: </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Fire </li...
Water Damage <ul><li>Extracting the water </li></ul><ul><li>Dehumidification </li></ul><ul><li>Handling the property: </li...
Water Damage <ul><li>Dehumidification equipment on a large-scale loss </li></ul>
Fire Damage <ul><li>Smoke and soot debris permeate premises and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery personnel remove cont...
Asset Recovery <ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Office equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Phone sys...
Importance of Asset Restoration <ul><li>Operating equipment that’s damp, or that’s sitting in a wet environment, can cause...
Corrosion Corrosion on water-affected computers
Importance of Asset Restoration Most equipment contains cooling fans, which draw in moisture and contaminants, depositing ...
Internal Dust Dust-contaminated computer components
Corrosion Risk <ul><li>Smoke and soot can mix with moisture to create a weak (but still devastating) form of hydrochloric ...
Assessing the Damage <ul><li>Before attempting recovery,  you first must determine if restoration of the equipment would b...
Assessing the Damage <ul><li>Simply looking at affected equipment is not accurate enough </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical sampli...
Decontamination Sensitive electrical and electronic equipment must be cleaned with appropriate specialized cleaning soluti...
Benefits of Asset Restoration <ul><li>Minimizes business interruption </li></ul><ul><li>In many cases, restoration is more...
Before/After Smoke-affected printer
Contact Us On call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year  1580 Louis Ave., Elk Grove Village, Illinois (800) 805-0644 www.disast...
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Disaster!

  1. 1. Disaster!
  2. 2. Disaster! <ul><li>“The U.S. Department of Labor estimates over 40% of businesses never reopen following a disaster. Of the remaining companies, at least 25% will close within 2 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 60% of businesses confronted by a major disaster close by two years, according to the Association of Records Managers and Administrators. “ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Disaster! <ul><li>“ Often disasters result in business disorientation and environmental detachment as revealed by the work of Thomas Powell, &quot;Shaken, But Alive: Organizational Behavior in the Wake of Catastrophic Events.&quot; This psychological trauma of key decision-makers leads to company inflexibility to deal with the change required to move forward. “ - Disaster Recovery Decision Making for Small Business </li></ul>
  4. 4. September 11, 2001 <ul><li>7 World Trade Center , </li></ul><ul><li>6 World Trade Center </li></ul><ul><li>5 World Trade Center </li></ul><ul><li>4 World Trade Center </li></ul><ul><li>Marriott World Trade Center </li></ul><ul><li>St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church </li></ul><ul><li>The Deutsche Bank Building </li></ul><ul><li>90 West Street </li></ul><ul><li>Verizon Building </li></ul><ul><li>World Financial Center buildings, </li></ul><ul><li>One Liberty Plaza, </li></ul><ul><li>Millenium Hilton , </li></ul><ul><li>90 Church Street </li></ul>Smoke plume of 9/11 on Doppler radar
  5. 5. September 11, 2001
  6. 6. September 11, 2001
  7. 7. September 11, 2001
  8. 8. September 11, 2001
  9. 9. September 11, 2001
  10. 10. September 11, 2001
  11. 11. September 11, 2001
  12. 12. September 11, 2001
  13. 13. September 11, 2001
  14. 14. September 11, 2001
  15. 15. Katrina!
  16. 16. Katrina!
  17. 17. Katrina! Katrina!
  18. 18. Katrina!
  19. 19. Katrina!
  20. 20. Katrina!
  21. 21. Katrina!
  22. 22. Katrina!
  23. 23. Katrina!
  24. 24. Katrina!
  25. 25. Katrina!
  26. 26. New Orleans
  27. 27. New Orleans
  28. 28. Can’t Keep NOLA Down!
  29. 29. Dauphin Island Gym
  30. 30. Gulf Coast- Ecological Nightmare
  31. 31. Gulf Coast - Small Business Nightmare
  32. 32. Forest Gump’s Shrimper Fleet
  33. 33. Now What?
  34. 34. TRIAGE: The First 48 Hours After a Disaster
  35. 35. Act Quickly Taking the right steps in the first 48 hours after a disaster can mean the difference between total recovery and catastrophic loss.
  36. 36. “First Aid” <ul><li>Before recovery personnel arrive: </li></ul><ul><li>In a humid environment, turn off any electric or electronic equipment </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT TURN EQUIPMENT ON! </li></ul><ul><li>If the equipment is smoky or sooty, avoid using it </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, cut power to the premises </li></ul>
  37. 37. MITIGATION <ul><li>Mitigation: </li></ul><ul><li>The use of various techniques to bring a business affected by fire, flood or other disaster back to the way it was (“pre-loss condition”). </li></ul>
  38. 38. Gaining Control <ul><li>The first step in the restoration effort is controlling the environment. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Managing the Site <ul><li>Emergency services performed at site </li></ul><ul><li>Restoration personnel walk through the site, with facility management and insurance adjusters </li></ul><ul><li>All parties discuss needs and priorities to guide recovery effort </li></ul>
  40. 40. Coordinated Effort <ul><li>Every contingency is different, based on the type of event, building structure and the contents inside. </li></ul><ul><li>The efforts of all recovery teams (structure, contents and assets) must be coordinated. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Types of Damage <ul><li>The two most common causes of property damage: </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Fire </li></ul>
  42. 42. Water Damage <ul><li>Extracting the water </li></ul><ul><li>Dehumidification </li></ul><ul><li>Handling the property: </li></ul><ul><li>Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Assets </li></ul>
  43. 43. Water Damage <ul><li>Dehumidification equipment on a large-scale loss </li></ul>
  44. 44. Fire Damage <ul><li>Smoke and soot debris permeate premises and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery personnel remove contamination, deodorize </li></ul><ul><li>Air handling system can re-contaminate everything if not properly cleaned </li></ul>
  45. 45. Asset Recovery <ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Office equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Phone systems </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental control systems </li></ul><ul><li>Security systems </li></ul><ul><li>Switchgear </li></ul><ul><li>Machinery </li></ul><ul><li>Printing presses </li></ul><ul><li>Sound systems </li></ul><ul><li>Medical equipment </li></ul>‘ Assets’ include... ...and more
  46. 46. Importance of Asset Restoration <ul><li>Operating equipment that’s damp, or that’s sitting in a wet environment, can cause short circuits </li></ul><ul><li>Rusting/corrosion causes failure in long term </li></ul>
  47. 47. Corrosion Corrosion on water-affected computers
  48. 48. Importance of Asset Restoration Most equipment contains cooling fans, which draw in moisture and contaminants, depositing a dangerous mixture that combines with dust already present and can cause failure.
  49. 49. Internal Dust Dust-contaminated computer components
  50. 50. Corrosion Risk <ul><li>Smoke and soot can mix with moisture to create a weak (but still devastating) form of hydrochloric acid. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Assessing the Damage <ul><li>Before attempting recovery, you first must determine if restoration of the equipment would be economically viable. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Assessing the Damage <ul><li>Simply looking at affected equipment is not accurate enough </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical sampling can help assess damage </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up testing verifies that restoration is complete </li></ul>
  53. 53. Decontamination Sensitive electrical and electronic equipment must be cleaned with appropriate specialized cleaning solutions. Using the wrong chemicals could ruin equipment!
  54. 54. Benefits of Asset Restoration <ul><li>Minimizes business interruption </li></ul><ul><li>In many cases, restoration is more cost-effective than outright replacement </li></ul>
  55. 55. Before/After Smoke-affected printer
  56. 56. Contact Us On call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year 1580 Louis Ave., Elk Grove Village, Illinois (800) 805-0644 www.disasterhelp.com

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