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09/17/2018
Most importantly, our thoughts go out to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. As this storm continues to bear down on North and South Carolina with heavy rain and wind, we went ahead and asked Dr. Phil Klotzbach to sit down and discuss what he's seeing with this storm's progression and what more we can expect in the coming days. Watch Now:  About the Author: Dr. Phil Klotzbach has received national and international attention for his work in researching weather patterns and...
09/13/2018
Although Florence has weakened to a Category 2 hurricane, this storm is certainly still a very serious threat for the North Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center is highlighting the chances of up to 40 inches of rain in localized areas, with a large area of 20+ inches of rain possible. The primary reason that Florence is going to be such a prolific rainmaker is that the storm is forecast to slow down as it approaches the coast. It will then drift slowly westward as it weakens. While it...
09/10/2018
Following a very quiet August, the Atlantic season has really ramped up in September with three hurricanes churning across the ocean at the moment: Florence, Helene and Isaac. In addition, in the North Central Pacific, Hurricane Olivia is currently a Category 1 hurricane headed toward Hawaii, although it is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm before impacting the island chain. By far, the biggest immediate concern to the United States is Hurricane Florence, which has rapidly intensified to a...
09/04/2018
Although National Preparedness Month (NPM) only occurs once a year, preparedness plans are an ongoing concern for every business that should be paid attention to year round. This year, NPM is focusing on "planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How." Read on to learn just how you can start...or continue preparing your family, home and business. So How Can You Prepare? Ready.gov shares a few key takeaways that you can start working on now:...
08/27/2018
We've been through numerous hurricanes over the last 20 years. Which means we've learned a lot when it comes to preparing your commercial property and minimizing downtime. So if you're looking for hurricane preparedness literature, we're your one-stop resource. We've compiled our favorite pieces of preparedness tips, specific to hurricanes, and put them all in one neat little spot.  Helpful Hurricane Preparedness Blog Posts: A Five-Day Breakdown for Business...
08/20/2018
Coming off the heels of the 2017 hurricane season, the 2018 forecast for a below-average season is a relief. But just because this season’s forecast "only" calls for five hurricanes total, and one major hurricane, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to let down your guard. One major storm is all it takes to wreak havoc in your community and business.  Just consider that two major storms were predicted at the start of the 2017 season,1 which ended with three of...
08/13/2018
An organization's approach to safety is one of the most important indicators of their efficacy. Ensuring the safety of customers, employees, passersby and the work crew is critical to limiting potential liabilities. Watch our latest video to learn four tips for choosing a resoration provider...hint: you've already learned one of them!
08/06/2018
If you live in one of the Great Plains states, then you know just how fast the pouring rain from a thunderstorm can add up. And the more thunderstorms you see, the more you need to pay attention to the impact they may be having on your building. After all, no building is 100% waterproof and if there is a way for water to get in, it will—whether or not you notice it. This blog explores why it’s important to look for leaks after thunderstorms along with three things to remember to...
08/02/2018
Colorado State University (CSU) issued its final update to their Atlantic seasonal hurricane forecast today, August 2, and call for a below-average remainder of the hurricane season. Their final forecast is for a total of 12 named storms (including the three named storms that have already formed), 5 hurricanes and 1 major hurricane (winds >= 111 mph; Category 3+ on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale). The average hurricane season has 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. While the...
07/31/2018
First and foremost, our best wishes go out to all of the people, families and businesses affected by the wildfires throughout the country. With the summer continuing to be hot and dry in many areas, we thought it would be worth compiling a few of our preparedness tips to keep your home and business safe from fire during summer’s hottest months. In addition, we have listed national resources as well. Interstate Preparedness Resources: Summer Heat Records and Business Fire Safety: What You...