by Ron Daly
- Artificial ice packs/blue liquid ice packs - For storing water and food in coolers when power dips or disappears.
- Batteries/flashlights/glow sticks
- Personal radios/two-way radios/walkie talkies
- Cell phone charger for the car
- Ropes/straps/duct tape
- Containers/coolers/bottled water
- First aid kits
I've been thinking about hurricane preparedness a lot lately, since we've been working on extending our Crisis Management Notification System to credit unions and other small businesses. The idea that you can get the same level of communication you'd be getting out of some of the country's largest providers for a lot less has to be appealing. But I like our system because it works in a way that's fast and effective. "I'm not only the president, I'm also a client," I think is the saying? It's true. When I need my team to respond, the CMNS is what I use. My employees know to watch their phones and e-mail and I know when they've accessed the system in real time.