Water & Flooding Damage

10 Steps You Must Take After a Disaster

POSTED ON: March 14, 2016
Knowing what to do after a disaster can make all of the difference in a speedy recovery. The more planning your organization can do up front, the more competently your team will perform tasks when stress levels are high. Check out our newest infographic below that includes the 10 recovery actions ev... Read More

The Current State of El Niño and Where It's Headed…

POSTED ON: March 7, 2016
The tropical Pacific has been experiencing a strong El Niño since the summer of 2015. El Niño is a phenomena that brings warmer than normal waters to the eastern and central tropical Pacific. Associated with El Niño are impacts that affect weather globally, including a well-known relationship whe... Read More

Podcast – What Not to do after a Disaster

POSTED ON: February 29, 2016
When an unexpected crisis occurs, is your organization prepared to respond effectively? While it's important to consider what you will do if the worst happens, it is also important to know what NOT to do. Click here to listen to a short podcast interview discussing the topic of “What NOT t... Read More

3 Essential Steps for Storm Resiliency in 2016 – Keep Your Business Safe

POSTED ON: February 22, 2016
Historic Midwest floods. Winter storm Jonas. Devastating Tornadoes in Texas in December. Atlantic hurricane activity in January. Given all of the crazy weather that’s broken out in the last couple of months, it’s a great time to pause and ask the following question: Would your business be able t... Read More

Interstate Responds to the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

POSTED ON: February 15, 2016
Helping put people's lives back together is what we know and do everyday. So, in response to the Flint, Michigan water crisis, our Southfield office was ready and willing to be involved in relief efforts.   Lisa Epstein, Principal of Chicago's Richard Henry Lee Elementary School, reached ou... Read More

2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions and Forecast

POSTED ON: January 25, 2016
Hurricane activity in January … what gives? If you follow the news, then you may have noticed some headlines the second week in January about an unusual Atlantic disturbance.1 In fact, the disturbance turned into Hurricane Alex, making it the first hurricane of 2016—and only the second hurricane... Read More

Natural Disaster Loss Recap: How 2015 Compares

POSTED ON: January 18, 2016
Finding the motivation to update your disaster plan every year can be difficult. Especially if your business seems to be located in an oasis of calm that rarely experiences disasters. No matter where you operate, however, ongoing disaster planning is critical. And a quick recap of 2015 catastrophes ... Read More

Valuable Documents and Records: Is Your Business Properly Covered?

POSTED ON: January 11, 2016
It is common knowledge not all insurance policies are created equal, so it is very important to consider the coverage limits of your paper assets and records before a disaster. Depending on the quantity of stored records at your facility, as well as which assets are required to maintain normal busin... Read More

Sneak Peek: Early Hurricane Outlook for 2016

POSTED ON: December 14, 2015
The 2015 hurricane season recently ended with yet another lucky year for the U.S. Going into the holidays, the fact that no major hurricanes made landfall in the U.S. in 2015 is certainly something to celebrate. Could the good fortune hold out through 2016? It’s far too soon to tell, but experts h... Read More

Winter Weather Alert: Get Your Business Ready

POSTED ON: November 23, 2015
At their worst, winter’s short days and long, cold nights can wreak havoc on your business. Depending on the part of the country you’re in, you need to be prepared to deal with anything from wind damage to frozen water pipes to digging out from heavy snow to flooding and other damage from strong... Read More