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02/19/2018
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...
02/12/2018
“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Unlike dragons, natural disasters and business emergencies are all too real. After all, 2017 was a record year for billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S., with a spate of wildfires, hurricanes and severe storms.1 Yet when your business or area hasn’t been hit by an emergency or disaster in years or decades, it can become as easy to ignore real...
02/05/2018
When you have a rough day at work, it sometimes feels like your world is falling apart. When a disaster hits, parts (or all) of your business and the world around it may literally fall apart. And if you want to minimize the overall impact on ongoing business—and even stay in business for that matter—there is precious little time for processing what’s happened. You need to act quickly. And acting quickly and decisively under the tremendous stress and confusion associated with...
01/29/2018
With 17 extreme weather events, 2017 was one of the busiest and costliest years on record for disaster recovery in the U.S. If the recent weather trends continue, many areas of the country can expect to face difficult circumstances in 2018 and beyond. Any time your business confronts a rapidly unfolding crisis, whether it’s related to a natural disaster, the weather, a pipe breaking, or a human-caused event, the stakes are high. In the vast majority of circumstances, businesses with up-...
01/22/2018
Do you know how to safeguard your business from common cold weather hazards? This week we are sharing our top five tips for protecting your property as we continue seeing January cold weather extremes and snowy forecasts throughout much of the country.
01/15/2018
Access Spanish Version (Acceso en Español) The extremely active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season may have officially ended only a couple of weeks ago, but several groups have already issued their first outlooks for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season which officially starts on June 1st. The Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP) at Colorado State University will issue its first formal forecast for the 2018 hurricane season on April 5th. They recently released a preliminary discussion where...
01/08/2018
Here at Interstate, we are very excited for 2018. Not only is it a new year with a fresh start, but we are celebrating 20 years of business this year! Twenty years of helping companies get back to business through our disaster recovery services...and twenty years of helping their people get back to life as quickly and as safely as possible. We are so grateful for our growing team, our wonderful clients, and our strategic partners. Thanks to each of you for being such an essential part of...
01/02/2018
After your business experiences water damage from a leaky pipe, rainstorm or flood, you naturally want to get things back to normal as soon as possible. If you’re dealing with anything other than a large incursion, you understandably may be considering handling the cleanup and drying yourself to save money or time. The problem is that cleaning up and recovering from water damage isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. This post highlights 3 key things you need to be aware of...
12/22/2017
Thank you for being such an important part of our year! We wish you all the joys of the holiday season and happiness throughout 2018.
12/11/2017
The High Cost of “Disaster Fatigue”  It’s completely understandable, if you’re suffering from disaster fatigue as 2017 winds down. There were times this year when there were a dizzying number of near-simultaneous disasters happening around the country. In fact, as of October the U.S. had already seen 15 $1billion+ loss events.1 And the severe weather wasn’t isolated to just a couple or few parts of the country—it battered areas across the Midwest...