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Hear firsthand from Stacy Wells, Vice President at Fairfield Residential, how Interstate helps them quickly recover from unexpected disasters like fires and floods, as well as everyday events like sprinkler breaks.  To learn more about our award-winning emergency response restoration and general contracting services, call 800-622-6433.
The Atlantic basin hurricane season officially begins on June 1st, and there is considerable interest amongst the general public, emergency management community and insurance industry alike as to how active the upcoming season is likely to be.
Okay, let's be real. You're incredibly busy and developing a hotel or resort emergency restoration strategy is probably not near the top of your to-do list. But given the frequency and intensity of weather events and other natural disasters, or even fires, hospitality disaster planning is not only critical to protecting guest and employee lives—it can make the difference in post-disaster business survival. And planning doesn't have to be overly complicated. Especially if you break it down into manageable tasks.
While there are no official start and end dates to tornado season, National Severe Weather Preparedness Week just happened. That makes now a good time to think about how to prepare for a tornado and ensure you have the necessary tornado safety measures in place to protect your business.
Focusing on Business Impact Analysis (BIA) seems like a nice complement to Business Continuity Awareness Week’s theme of “counting the costs.” As you may know, BIA is a tool used by senior management to analyze business functions and assess the risks of disasters on an organization. If performed before a crisis, a BIA will help support a smoother recovery should the unexpected event occur.
It has become an annual tradition for the Interstate team to participate in the PLRB Claims Conference and this year is proving to be another great experience. With one day under our belt we have been busy attending educational sessions and meeting with the best property and casualty claims professionals in the industry.  In addition to the 300 service providers in the exhibit hall, there are close to 100 educational classes to choose from. Below are just a few you might consider checking out:
Already this year, people around the country have experienced weather extremes that have not been seen for decades. Records are being broken for cold temperatures, snow accumulation is making a mark and the Polar Vortex has been in the news for over two months. And next, comes spring… As a follow-up to Severe Weather Preparedness Week (3/2-3/8), there are a number of steps you can take to prepare your business for the next severe weather event.
Whether dealing with flooding from an area-wide disaster or small water leak, both events have the ability to bring business to a complete standstill.  To help you prepare for the unexpected, we invite you to enjoy FREE access to our most popular resource - A Quick Guide to Water Damage. Download your free copy today and gain a basic understanding of how to properly handle water damage and when to hire an outside team when the job is too big.
Author's note: This is the third installment of a four-part series about hotel renovation and how to ensure project success and reduced business interruption.
The kids are staying at home due to snow, and the roads won’t be clear for a few days – let's just hope that the power doesn't go out! Sound too familiar lately? This year's winter has experienced extremes that some areas of the country have not seen for decades. The northwest corner of the country witnessed 20-year snow records being broken, while the Chicago School District closed schools for two days as temperatures dropped to 16 degrees below zero. 
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