El Niño is Upon Us

POSTED ON: July 23, 2012
According to a recent USA Today article, El Niño will make an appearance over the next few months. As a result, a warming trend in the Pacific will result in high wind shears which tend to tear apart hurricanes before they develop during the later part of this year’s hurricane season. Potential g... Read More

Flood Insurance 101

POSTED ON: July 16, 2012
In most cases, property damage insurance policies such as homeowner’s and renter’s policies specifically exclude flooding from their coverage. Nevertheless, flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program, a government agency that insures more than 5.5 million Amerian h... Read More

How to Prepare and Respond when Your Business Floods

POSTED ON: July 9, 2012
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that flooding is now one of the most common disasters throughout the United States, with damages to  homes, businesses, and infrastructure sometimes reaching billions of dollars in a single year. For business owners, severe flooding can destroy... Read More

NOAA says 2011 “a year of climate extremes”

POSTED ON: June 25, 2012
Scientists and researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report that parts of the United States experienced historic levels of heat, rain, flooding, and severe weather in 2011, as two separate La Niña events disrupted weather patterns around the nation and the world.... Read More

Property Damage Consulting: Expertise, Training and Experience Are Key

POSTED ON: June 18, 2012
In some cases, especially when disaster strikes suddenly and over a sustained period of time, ascertaining the extent of your property’s damage can overwhelm even the most well-prepared responders. Interstate Restoration, as part of its emergency and disaster response services, also offers propert... Read More

Top Five Things to Know About SBA Disaster Assistance

POSTED ON: June 11, 2012
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster relief loans to business owners through its Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA). Several types of loans offered help cover costs of physical damage as well as economic injury.     Who can qualify for an SBA lo... Read More

Interstate's Charity Golf Tournament Helps Children In Need

POSTED ON: June 7, 2012
Interstate recently held our Eighth Annual Charity Golf Tournament in Denver, Colorado. Thanks to everyone who participated. With your help we raised $15,000 for the Denver Active 20/30 Children’s Foundation. The funds will go towards helping at-risk and disadvantaged children in need. The tournam... Read More

How to Prepare Now for Future Disasters

POSTED ON: June 4, 2012
10 Tips for Preparing for Disaster Each year seems to bring with it an increasing amount of hurricanes and floods. And although this year forecasts are slightly downcasting for the hurricane season, it only takes one hurricane or tropical storm to cause significant damage. Disaster planning is vita... Read More

Emergency Planning For Colleges, Universities and Schools | Interstate Restoration

POSTED ON: May 30, 2012
Six Reasons Why Your Higher Education Institution Needs Emergency Mitigation Planning According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are over 4,000 two- and four-year colleges and universities, both public and private, in the United States. On those campuses, over 15 million students and an ad... Read More

Helping A Teen In Need

POSTED ON: May 21, 2012
Last Saturday, the Interstate Restoration Team joined forces with the Wheat Ridge Fire Department in Colorado to help a young man in need. Shawn Miller who is 12-years old has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and uses a wheelchair. Despite the rain, the volunteers came together to build a concrete ramp a... Read More