Monday, June 11, 2012
Acts of God Are Unpredictable Crises But Must Be Planned
As Colorado and New Mexico burn, a different kind of crisis has struck the southeast. Twenty inches of rain in places have flooded homes, apartments, and businesses. CEOs and nonprofit leaders who think their organizations are immune from crises, I guess, must believe acts of God will go around them, not through them.
"It was difficult to assess the damage Sunday because many roads in Escambia County were still flooded. Emergency officials planned a more thorough inspection Monday after the waters recede."
Smoldering crises can largely be prevented. But sudden crises -- floods, fires, arson, shootings, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. -- can strike with little warning. Your organization has to be ready for sudden crises in your crisis planning.