‘Super Prepared’ Conference Helps Businesses, Residents Prepare For Emergencies (VIDEO)

CBS Detroit

By Edward Cardenas

STERLING HEIGHTS (CBS Detroit) – Donna Childs experience helping global businesses and governments minimize risks helped her prepare her own business in New York City following the 9/11 attacks.

The destruction of the twin towers, which was followed by the rescue and clean-up operations, was a challenge for her personally – her community was a staging area – and professionally because her business was located in the vicinity of the World Trade Center.

But her pre-planning helped her business remain open and operational following the attacks.

“A lot of people think you can’t prepare for something of scope and scale of 9/11 . I’m proof you can,” said Childs, author of “Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best.”

She said her worst case scenario was planning for a fire in the nearby Wall Street subway station, where her company would be out of the office for…

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