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06/29/2015
After your facility is struck by a disaster, many companies are faced with the reality that rebuilding cannot start until insurance check(s) are issued. And it’s often discovered that it’s much more difficult to get your checks quickly if you’re not organized. That’s why it’s recommended most businesses and organizations have a point person (or team) for managing the relationship with the insurance company and restoration providers. This week’s post builds...
06/19/2015
The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicked off on June 1st, and so far, the U.S. has already been impacted by two tropical storms (Ana in South Carolina in May and Bill in Texas in June). Despite these two early-season tropical cyclones, the Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP) at Colorado State University continues to predict a well below-average hurricane season due to a strong El Niño which is already contributing to very strong levels of vertical wind shear (the change in wind...
06/15/2015
In keeping with this year’s National Safety Month theme of “What I live for,” we wanted to answer the question from the Interstate perspective and talk about how it impacts safety and our relationships with employees, customers and the public—and why it’s so important.  What We Know At Interstate, our leadership team knows our employees don’t always live for their work. They work so they can support their families, enjoy their lives and pursue...
06/08/2015
What do you live for? When it comes to safety, it’s an important question and the theme the National Safety Council (NSC) wants you to consider throughout June for National Safety Month. This year, the NSC is offering tips on a variety of topics, including prescription drug abuse, transportation and driving—and emergency preparedness, and slips, trips and falls—two topics that are highly relevant to what we do. In fact, slips, trips and falls ties directly to this post...
06/01/2015
In the latest episode* of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. distributed via the Discovery Channel and Fox Business News, disaster readiness is the focus. Hear firsthand from Stacy Mazur (CEO at Interstate) and Andrea Steinberg (Senior Vice President/Account Executive at Lockton Companies) as they dig deeper into the "cost of doing nothing" and why it's so important for businesses to be prepared before a disaster strikes. You'll also witness the critical steps...
05/26/2015
Hurricane season officially starts June 1st and predictions are favorable for a relatively quiet 2015. However, it is important to keep in mind that it takes only one hurricane making landfall to turn a quiet season into an active one. Join us for a free web clinic on June 2nd at 10am PDT/1pm EDT to find out what Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project team is predicting for the 2015 hurricane season. Dr. Phil Klotzbach will discuss the latest forecasts for the...
05/18/2015
"Quick, send us your detailed business personal property (BPP) list." "We just need a detailed list of all your building contents, including furniture, fixtures, computer equipment, manufacturing equipment, inventory, raw materials—any material or item that isn’t part of your building that you need to run your business." "Oh, and we need the date you purchased it, a description of the item, and it’s projected replacement cost. And proof that you had...
05/06/2015
Hurricane Wilma (2005) was the last major hurricane to make landfall in the United States. Find out why the odds point to the U.S. being overdue for a major storm and learn about the other weather hazards you should be aware of during hurricane season: Related Articles: http://www.interstaterestoration.com/blog/initial-2015-atlantic-basin-hurricane-forecast-in%E2%80%A6 http://www.interstaterestoration.com/blog/jump-start-your-disaster-recovery-plan http://www....
05/04/2015
Last week, Interstate Restoration attended the 2015 RIMS Conference in New Orleans, LA. Despite Mother Nature springing a few weather surprises (heavy rain, strong winds, etc.), the conference turnout was exceptional. More than 400 conference attendees visited Interstate’s booths to not only witness our talented artist building a detailed model of Bourbon Street, but to also contribute to a worthy cause. We made it our goal at this year’s conference to help support communities...
04/27/2015
The RIMS 2015 Conference is in full swing! With a plethora of helpful risk topics to delve into, we are excited to participate in the exhibit and meet key members of the risk management community. Be sure to check out the session agenda and indulge in such topics as: Emergency Response Planning: How to Protect Your Business from a Natural Disaster - RIC005 When Bad Stuff Happens: Best Practices for Managing Brand-Killing Claims - CLM026 Implementing and Sustaining ERM: Applying a...