Stay Afloat

Navy divers place explosive charges above the waterline to gain access to the ship. 
Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

It has been all over the news, "Cruise ship ran aground and capsized Friday off the coast of Italy."

It's hard to believe, right? Big, established cruise line. Well mapped, familiar waters. A route the ship cruised every week.

The photos are haunting. Lives were lost, people went missing and passengers were forced to evacuate and leave their belongings behind. Thousands stranded with no money, no passport, nowhere to stay and no way to get home. It's a scary thought.

This tragic event serves as an important reminder to all. While we can't prevent disasters from happening, we can prepare ourselves and our loved ones for the unexpected.

Put together your personal preparedness plan today advised Agility, IBA West's disaster recovery and preparedness partner. Visit for tips and resources to help you get started.

If you're an Agility member, make sure to inquire about myAgility Family. It's a new Personal Preparedness Planning Tool available for free to all of your employees. Email for more information.

Click  HERE to visit IBA West's program partner page for more information about Agility Recovery.