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As business continuity planning experts, we at Interstate Restoration fully understand the importance of pre-planning and coordination for a range of circumstances—especially medical emergencies. In recent years, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems have become quite sophisticated and effective in getting people the care they need in shorter more quickly. The key is knowing what specific services are available in your area and having contact information ready when you need it.
When it comes to healthcare facility emergency management, few types of disasters can be as scary or complicated as a tornado—whether or not it hits your facility. When a tornado touches down in a populated area it can leave what feels like a war zone in its wake, with potentially hundreds or thousands of people with complex, traumatic injuries.
Author's note: This is the third in a series of blog posts that examines key considerations for supply chain disaster planning.
It's no secret that it takes just one hurricane making landfall to make for an active season. Now is the time to tune-in to Mother Nature's trends and get a feel for what's in store for the rest of the 2014 hurricane season.  
Interstate opened our doors for business 16 years ago. Over the years, we've helped thousands of businesses recover from disasters and have learned a lot. One thing that always stands out when we head to a customer's site after a disaster is the value of preparation, including having plans in place and a good emergency kit on hand. This post includes 16 tips—8 disaster planning to-do's and 8 must-haves for emergency kits—that we recommend you consider when making preparations for unexpected disasters.  
This is second in a two-article series. Part 1 discussed advances in robotics technology that will aid in future disaster relief efforts, sparing rescue and recovery personnel from certain risks and potential harm. This article continues the topic.
Author's note: This is the second in a series of blog posts that examines some key considerations for supply chain disaster planning.
When you receive word that a powerful storm is headed your way, in this case Hurricane Arthur, do you know the critical last minute actions you should take to help protect your business? We have put together our top 15 tips to assist you with last minute preparations before the storm.
With the fun of summer upon us, it’s easy to get distracted by vacations, sporting events and other activities outside of the workplace. That makes now the perfect time to remind everyone about the importance of workplace safety, especially as National Safety Month comes to a close. The year’s theme from the National Safety Council, “safety: it takes all of us,” is focused on continuous risk reduction. Emergency planning is an essential part maintaining a safe workplace.
The Atlantic basin hurricane season officially began on June 1st, and as of now, the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP) is still forecasting a below-average season. The prediction of a below-average season is due to an expected rise of vertical shear-increasing El Niño conditions combined with an anomalously cool tropical Atlantic. Here is a look at TMP’s predictions for 2014:
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