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Disaster Recovery Response Checklist (DOC)
This disaster response checklist for chief financial officers (CFO) and controllers from the AICPA helps executives outline important issues, including employee safety, maintaining operations and evaluating the company's financial situation.
Disaster Area Practice Guide (DOC)
Many practitioners and their clients have found the AICPA's Disaster Area Practice Guide (DOC) invaluable. The guide includes links to recent IRS publications and is designed to help CPAs assist their clients and employers with the tax consequences of a natural disaster.
SBA Disaster Preparedness Plan (PDF)
Learn tips and get resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help you and your business recover from disaster.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers the following resources:
- IRS Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters and Thefts (PDF)
- IRS Publication 584, Casualty, Disaster and Theft Loss Workbook (PDF)
Severe Weather Preparedness
The Virginia Department of Health has emergency preparedness and response programs that offer a wealth of information and resources on the state, regional and local level for dealing with emergencies like hurricanes.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers the following resources:
- Emergency Management Guide for Business & Industry (PDF)
- Are You Ready? — An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (PDF)