Hurricane Florence Weakened, Still Serious Threat

POSTED ON: September 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 p... Read More

Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence Headed toward the Carolina Coast

POSTED ON: September 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, althou... Read More

It's National Preparedness Month…is Your Business Ready?

POSTED ON: September 4, 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.” Rea... Read More

Preparing for a Below-Average Hurricane Season: What’s Different?

POSTED ON: August 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 sto... Read More

Thunderstorms and Roof Leaks: What You Need to Know

POSTED ON: August 6, 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... Read More

Colorado State University Calling for Below-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season

POSTED ON: August 2, 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... Read More

Interstate is Celebrating 20 Years of Service

POSTED ON: July 24, 2018
July 28th marks Interstate’s 20th year in business and it has been an extraordinary journey that includes thousands of responses to many of the largest disasters in the nation along with consistent growth. Today, Interstate has more than 50 offices and employs more than 1,250 people across North A... Read More

Disaster Recovery Tips for the Unprepared: 5 Steps

POSTED ON: July 16, 2018
Flooding. Storm damage. A fire. Even detailed planners don’t always have a strategy for responding to a natural or manmade disaster. But if you’ve just experienced any type of business disaster, you need to restore normal operations as fast as possible. So after calling 911 or other emergency r... Read More

3 Reasons You Should Update Your Disaster Recovery Plan

POSTED ON: July 9, 2018
If your business has a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) in place, we applaud you. DRPs are a fundamental resource for making sure your business can navigate disaster and quickly recover after the worst has passed. But… Unfortunately, it’s also easy for DRPs to become outdated. For example, people ge... Read More

Business Continuity or Organizational Resilience? The Growing Debate

POSTED ON: June 25, 2018
You're busy. So a growing business terminology debate may not sound important. But what if you had a better way to prove the strategic value and achieve buy-in for business continuity practices? That's the potential impact of newer approaches around “organizational resilience.” And that... Read More