Recovery and Readiness

Recovery and Readiness


State Disaster Support Resources:

In the event of a hurricane or other emergency, a number of statewide resources are available to help businesses and individuals with disaster preparedness and recovery. For Florida’s statewide resources, please visit 

Triage – Needs immediately after a storm: -- Immediately following a hurricane, please complete this 1-minute triage tool. Like an ER, it’s designed for manufacturers to indicate where you need immediate help. From there, we’ll connect with your local manufacturing association to help get you to the right recovery resources based on your business’ specific needs.

Impact and Readiness Surveys

These tools are free and available for all manufacturers in Florida. Each survey takes about 5 minutes. You can take both to first see how you fared during Irma or other storm (Disaster Impacted) and then see a quick overview of how the business might do in a future crisis (Disaster Readiness). Following each survey, you will get a customized report with feedback and options for next steps.

1. Was your business impacted by a hurricane? 

Take the "Disaster Impacted” survey

2. How ready are you for a future emergency?

Take the "Disaster Readiness” survey

Hurricane Irma, the 5th strongest recorded Atlantic hurricane, affected individuals and businesses in all of Florida’s 67 counties, with loss estimates of over $50 billion. Not affected by Irma? We are sure that you have been directly or indirectly affected by other hurricanes or could be by some future disaster.

Are You Ready?

Whether it’s a hurricane, flood, power outage, fire, or issues with transportation, customers or suppliers, are you prepared? Any number of crises  might occur that could substantially set back your profitability or even cripple your company.

How can FloridaMakes help?

FloridaMakes has developed custom tools to help manufacturers navigate and mitigate the impacts of future crises. FloridaMakes provides free disaster impact, readiness, and business continuity assessments.

Direct Benefits for Your Company

• A free gap analysis report detailing the company’s disaster readiness and areas that would affect business continuity.

• A business continuity plan to mitigate risks and continue operating, profitably, during a crisis.

Direct Benefits for the Manufacturing Ecosystem

• Sharing of best practices to help strengthen the company.

• Utilization of market data, in aggregate, to advocate for resources for a more resilient Florida manufacturing ecosystem.

Assess your company’s disaster readiness. Develop a business continuity plan to stay in business and generate revenues during a crisis.

Learn more by calling FloridaMakes: 407-450-7206 or email us:

Regional Manufacturers Associations Resources

At FloridaMakes, we exist to make a measurable difference and serve the public good. If your organization has suffered damage or anytime you are in in need of further assistance, please contact us through your Regional Manufacturers Associations listed below:

First Coast Manufacturers Association 

Manufacturers Association of Central Florida  

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Alliance of Mid Florida

Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council

  • Serving manufacturers in the Northwest Florida area
  • Paul Miller, E-mail: 

South Florida Manufacturers Association 

  • Serving manufacturers in the Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Saint Lucie, Okeechobee, Monroe and Indian River counties.
  • Matt Rocco, President, Email:

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