If you don't have a disaster preparation and recovery plan in place for your business -- and, just as crucially, for your remote and mobile employees -- you're running a risk that could catch up with you without warning.
Are all of your business-critical and confidential files backed up and stored on a remote site? What's the date of your most frequent backup?
Do you have a contingency plan in place for running your business -- even minimally -- if your office equipment is destroyed, or if you face an extended period of time without electricity?
Do you carry sufficient insurance to replace that equipment -- and does the insurance cover the likeliest (and, to be safe, the most likely of the unlikely) natural disasters for your region?
Are all of your employees up-to-speed on your disaster and recovery plans?
For that matter, are all of your employees up-to-speed on assistance and support they could offer other employees (first) and your business (once you're sure everyone is all right) in the event of a natural disaster?
Some of you may be experiencing some of this first-hand: in addition to the floods over the past few days, a power outage has knocked out a chunk of Chicago's electric grid as I write.
When natural disaster strikes you'll have plenty to deal with without being distracted -- or heartbroken -- by matters you could have dealt with earlier.
Make sure your overall security planning includes planning for weather and other natural catastrophes as well as digital disasters.