Following this analysis, a business should document and quantify critical activities that are required to deliver these key products and services (and identify a time period that this should be done within) and consider:
undertaking internal reviews to assist in business continuity
reviewing the flood protection in the local area to the business, in conjunction with the Environment Agency
reviewing the transport arrangements for getting staff to and from work
potential disruption caused by loss of staff that perform unique and/or specific tasks
reviewing the way technology is protected (from attack/water/power failure)
reviewing stakeholders to ensure that you have suitable alternatives for sourcing materials
One of the best ways to successfully respond to an incident is to ensure a business is notified at an early stage. By getting accurate and timely forecasts (Met Office), flood alerts (Environment Agency) and warnings from other agencies, a business is able to fully prepare to react effectively.
It's good business practice to have a written continuity plan to manage disruptions that could affect the reputation and smooth running of your business. This will help ensure that your business is able to cope with the various risks of disruptions and continue to provide a good service to your customers.