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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:
Interstate Restoration's 10th annual charity golf tournament took place on May 22nd and generated $28,355 to benefit the Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers, a local program set-up to provide quality early childhood education for low income families.
The 2014 hurricane season is officially underway. Join us for a free Web clinic on June 12th @ 11 a.m. MDT to learn about the latest forecast insights predicted by Dr. Phil Klotzbach and his team, from Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project. The data presented will help you to plan ahead for what’s in store this season and will provide insights into how El Nino is expected to impact the hurricane landfall probabilities for various portions of the United States coastline this year.
Flooding, fire, pipe breaks, or even adverse conditions like humidity, can quickly destroy paper documents, records and books. But content recovery and restoration methods, such as freeze-drying, can save critical paper assets. Planning ahead for a rapid response is key. Interstate’s Document Restoration Services now use the fastest freeze-drying technology available as part of our comprehensive services.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week kicked off on Sunday, May 25th and is already in full swing. Although predictions for named storms in 2014 are basically below average, up to two of them are still projected to reach major hurricane status. Here are five things you can do now to be prepared, in case a destructive hurricane makes landfall in your area: 1. Avoid Complacency
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