Spring Flooding: What Business Owners Need to Know

POSTED ON: March 11, 2020
Flooding is an increasing issue…here’s what you need to know Did you know that 98% of U.S. counties are impacted by flooding?1 Of all of the different types of natural disasters that take place in the U.S., flooding is one of the most prevalent and costly. In fact, flooding inflicted upw... Read More

Protecting Your Business: 5 Things to Know About Coronavirus

POSTED ON: March 5, 2020
About Coronavirus (COVID-19) The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused thousands of fatalities around the world. It is spread primarily from person-to-person, and evidence exists that a person can get it by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, no... Read More

15 Critical Steps to Take Before the Storm

POSTED ON: February 26, 2020
[Guide Download] 15 Critical Actions to Help Protect Your Business When you receive word that a powerful storm is headed your way, do you know the last minute, critical actions you should take to help protect your business? Many businesses have no idea where to start…or panic sets in…and... Read More

Why Faster Recovery Begins with Preplanning and Trust

POSTED ON: February 20, 2020
We’ve seen all kinds of mind-blowing disaster situations, and we’re still learning along with our clients. Although the Interstate team hasn’t lost the capacity for surprise, it takes pretty unusual circumstances. For most businesses, however, new or unusual disaster circumstances that lead to... Read More

Measuring the Power of a Storm: Hurricane Winds or Pressure?

POSTED ON: February 12, 2020
Klotzbach and colleagues recently published research that demonstrates how using minimum sea-level pressure works better as a predictor of hurricane damage than does the maximum sustained wind.  The research team argues that it is much easier to measure the pressure of a storm than it is to measure... Read More

Natural Disaster Impacts on Construction Projects – PART 2

POSTED ON: February 5, 2020
We wrap up this two-part series with expert panelists including Interstate Restoration’s Joe Poliafico, Global Director Insurance & Risk Management, sharing how they have worked through these tough issues and some tips you don’t want to miss.   Key Takeaways:  How to navigate thr... Read More

10 Ways to Reduce Slips, Trips, and Falls in Your Business

POSTED ON: January 29, 2020
Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of general workplace accidents and injuries ranging from minor bruises to severe traumas such as head injuries, broken bones, sprains and lacerations. In fact, slips, trips and falls are often reported as the most common causes of workers’ compensat... Read More

From Reactive to Proactive: Rethinking the Disaster Recovery Status Quo to Accelerate Recovery

POSTED ON: January 22, 2020
Most of us never consider the big picture of how the disaster restoration industry business models work. And for good reason… you already have plenty on your plate and no urgent need to evaluate models. But if you are managing a portfolio of properties with many locations, it is worth taking the t... Read More

Natural Disaster Impacts on Construction Projects – PART 1

POSTED ON: January 9, 2020
In Part 1 of 2, expert panelists including Interstate Restoration’s Joe Poliafico, Global Director Insurance & Risk Management, share insights on natural disasters and their impacts on construction and business in ConstructorCast AGC of America. Listen to Part 1 here. Key Takeaways: How natura... Read More

What Might the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2020 Have in Store?

POSTED ON: January 6, 2020
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season just ended on November 30, but a couple of agencies have already issued a first glimpse at what the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season might have up its sleeve. The 2020 hurricane season officially starts on June 1. The Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP) at Colorado St... Read More