RILA Blogs on Hurricane Preparedness

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RILA Blogs on Hurricane Preparedness


As retailers up and down the East Coast prepare for the onslaught of Hurricane Irene, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) posted a blog detailing what some of its members were doing to stave off disaster.

The post, “Retailers Prepare for Irene's Arrival” by Lisa LaBruno, VP of loss prevention and legal affairs at Arlington, Va.-based RILA, additionally reminded readers that FEMA is available to provide national and regional support if needed.

“Retailers will be continually providing information to FEMA regarding their operation status and capabilities so the federal government can monitor who is open for business, where supplies are available, who is in a position to help with recovery efforts and what conditions may be preventing retailers from reopening after the storm,” wrote LaBruno in the blog. “Open lines of communication between and collaboration among retailers and local, state and federal government agencies is a key component to ensuring a rapid recovery in the aftermath of Irene.”

LaBruno additionally noted that “RILA and our members will continue to be there to lend our support and assistance as preparation and relief efforts move ahead.”

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