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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...
04/20/2015
Flooding. Storm damage. A fire. Even good planners don’t always have a strategy for responding to a natural or manmade disaster. But if you’ve just experienced any type of business disaster, you need to restore normal operations as fast as possible. So after calling 911 or other emergency response services, what should you do? Here are five tips for helping to speed your recovery: 1) Make sure employees and customers are safe After any event that puts peoples’ lives in...
04/13/2015
June 1st marks the start of the Atlantic basin hurricane season, and while no one can say with certainty what storms lie ahead, the Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP) at Colorado State University is predicting a “much below-average” 2015 Atlantic basin hurricane season due to an increase of vertical shear-increasing El Niño conditions and an unusually cool tropical Atlantic. With a total of seven (7) named storms (tropical cyclones with winds greater than 39 miles per...
04/06/2015
If you noticed a gaping hole in the roof of your house, what would you do? A) Wait until there’s a greater than 50% chance of a storm and then call for help B) Call to have it fixed ASAP If you value your house and its contents you no doubt answered B. Why? Because if you try to play the odds with the weather, chances are something could go horribly wrong and you’ll end up paying a much steeper price. You most likely feel the same way about a hole in the roof of a business...
03/30/2015
It’s Earthquake Preparedness Month and now is the time to get prepared. Take the time to view the infographic below to discover some “Ground-Shaking U.S. Earthquake Facts” and learn about the actions businesses can take before an earthquake to prevent costly property damage. Related Article: http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2015/03/31/ground-shaking-facts-about-us-earthquakes?eNL=551af1f4150ba090768c84b1&utm_source=PC360DailyeNews&utm_medium=eNL&utm_campaign=...
03/23/2015
The 2015 PLRB Claims Conference is happening next week. Will we see you there? Hope so! With close to 100 educational sessions to tap into, there are endless resources to get educated. Here are just a few sessions you might consider checking out: Catastrophes: Building Your CAT Plan for Optimal Results Earthquake Damage: Assessment and Repair Hail Damage Claims: What in the Hail is Going on? Historic Building and Religious Institution Losses Water Damage Mitigation To...