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Business owners discuss preparedness at Disaster Recovery Symposium

Photo from the 3rd annual Disaster Recovery Symposium. Source: Jonathan Dick Photo from the 3rd annual Disaster Recovery Symposium. Source: Jonathan Dick

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach business owners met at the Convention Center Friday to discuss disaster preparedness at the third annual Disaster Recovery Symposium.  

The Insurance Information institute said 25 percent of businesses affected by a natural disaster never re-open.

Chairman of the Myrtle Beach Tourism Committee, Gary Loftus, said the most important thing for business is to have a plan.

Filing insurance claims, utilizing social media during a crisis, utilizing technology and recovery from a disaster, were all discussed. 

Loftus said, "I think it's important to educate them, but it's probably more important to remind them that they need to do it this year. They might have come last year, and they said- well don't do it, but they never do it, they never got around to it. But if we keep reminding them, and the more prepared a community is then the better, quicker they will be able to recover. "

To view previous coverage on the preparation of the Disaster Recovery Symposium, tap here.

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