D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, has released a free search tool available at www.dnb.com that allows identification of businesses located in the 19 counties in the Eastern United States identified by FEMA as most impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This information will help organizations begin to assess their exposure to financial and business continuity risk resulting from the storm. Drawing from its unparalleled data sources and working with FEMA, D&B has identified roughly 1.5 million businesses in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut that account for the worst potential impact. People will be able to search by company name or D-U-N-S ® Number to identify if an organization is located in the affected region. The search tool will provide information on which companies are in the impact zone but cannot provide on-demand detailed reports due to conditions in the region. The complete list of potentially impacted businesses in the region is also available to D&B customers upon request from their D&B account representative or by contacting D&B customer service. “Our thoughts are with all the impacted people as they begin to stabilize and rebuild,” said Josh Peirez, President, Product, Innovation and Marketing. “This event has far-reaching effects that will have an effect on business for months and years to come. As we’ve done in previous disaster situations, we are making our data available to the general public in order to help companies who are seeking to better understand how this will impact them in the short and long term.” Organizations interested in the extent of impact to a specific business can purchase an investigation from D&B. D&B is continually monitoring the situation and will continue to work with FEMA to narrow down the scope of potentially impacted businesses. About D&B D&B (NYSE:DNB) (Dun & Bradstreet) is the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 171 years. D&B's global commercial database contains more than 215 million business records. The database is enhanced by D&B's proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process, which provides our customers with quality business information. This quality information is the foundation of our global solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions. D&B provides solution sets that meet a diverse set of customer needs globally. Customers use D&B Risk Management Solutions™ to mitigate credit and supplier risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability; D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions™ to increase revenue from new and existing customers; and D&B Internet Solutions™ to convert prospects into clients faster by enabling business professionals to research companies, executives and industries.