Canal Scene At Keaton Beach, Florida

591 East US Highway 27
Perry, Florida   32347

Director: Steve Spradley

Coordinator: Kristy Anderson

Office: 850-838-3575
Fax: 850-838-3523

Taylor County - Business Disaster Planning



Following a disaster it may become necessary for an evacuated business to re-enter the affected area.  Business recovery is an essential function and vital to the return of citizens and the county's economy.  Emergency Management has developed a busines tiered re-entry plan composed of three levels.

Tier One: Allows primary infrastructure and major utility companies as well as pre-designated government staff and contractors back into the area.

Tier Two: Allows teams representing major companies and employers with over 50 employees to re-enter the evacuated zone.

Tier Three: Allows business owners and designated employess whose businesses are vital to the return of citizens and the county's economy.

A business may pre-register and request a placard for their responding employees and identify them as essential personnel by contacting the Taylor County Department of Emergency Management 850-838-3575




The Florida Divison of Emergency Management is also developing a plan for a statewide re-entry program. Most jurisdictions agree that as long as the private sector possessed at least 3 of the following forms of identification and the area they were seeking entry into was determined safe by local authorities, they would be allowed access. You may learn more and view the FDEM website at the Get A Plan logo.



Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.

FEMA has developed Ready Business.  It will assist business in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards.  This website and its tools utilize an "all hazards approach" and follows the program elements within Disaster/Emergency Management and Businiss Continuity Programs. 


The Ready Rating™ Program developed by the American Red Cross can guide your business, organization or school with simple, measurable steps to become better prepared for emergencies. The Red Cross has information, tools and resources to assist you in improving your readiness. The time to prepare is now. Learn more at the Red Cross logo.

SBA.GOV site - U.S Small Business Administration

SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and most private nonprofit organizations. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.