Disaster aftermath According to FEMA, more than 40 percent of businesses never reopen after a disaster, and for those that do, only 29 percent were still operating after two years. (Photo: Shutterstock)

​From unfathomable national tragedies to unrelenting natural disasters, the age of crisis is here. In 2017 alone, extreme weather and natural disasters caused a total of $306 billion in damages across the U.S. – the most expensive year on record. Additionally, two million employees are victims of workplace violence each year, costing American businesses between $6-$36 billion annually.

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