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10/08/2018
Despite modern safety measures, devices and building techniques, fires still present a very real danger for businesses. Every year, upwards of 80,000 workplace fires occur, resulting in thousands of injuries and scores of deaths, so it is vital to keep fire prevention and evacuation strategies active and up to date. With Fire Prevention Week well underway (runs from October 7-13), it's a great reminder to complete an annual check up of your business’ fire strategy.  A Long...
10/01/2018
Is your damaged building safe to enter? Assessing building damage after a disaster involves risks. But someone has to do it. If the task falls on you, it’s important you understand some key safety considerations before entering. Watch our latest video to learn our top five tips for staying safe during a post-disaster building inspection so you can stay healthy and focused on what matters most.
09/24/2018
No one can tell you exactly what to expect in a building fire because there are simply too many variables to consider. Recovering quickly (relative to the circumstances) however, requires awareness of the basics of the recovery process, including key insurance considerations, what kind of help you’ll need to recover and where you’ll get it. Your ability to coordinate help after a fire is put out can have a potentially large impact on recovery time and costs to your property....
09/17/2018
Most importantly, our thoughts go out to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. As this storm continues to bear down on North and South Carolina with heavy rain and wind, we went ahead and asked Dr. Phil Klotzbach to sit down and discuss what he's seeing with this storm's progression and what more we can expect in the coming days. Watch Now:  About the Author: Dr. Phil Klotzbach has received national and international attention for his work in researching weather patterns and...
09/13/2018
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 primary reason that Florence is going to be such a prolific rainmaker is that the storm is forecast to slow down as it approaches the coast. It will then drift slowly westward as it weakens. While it...
09/10/2018
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, although it is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm before impacting the island chain. By far, the biggest immediate concern to the United States is Hurricane Florence, which has rapidly intensified to a...
09/04/2018
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." Read on to learn just how you can start...or continue preparing your family, home and business. So How Can You Prepare? Ready.gov shares a few key takeaways that you can start working on now:...
08/27/2018
We've been through numerous hurricanes over the last 20 years. Which means we've learned a lot when it comes to preparing your commercial property and minimizing downtime. So if you're looking for hurricane preparedness literature, we're your one-stop resource. We've compiled our favorite pieces of preparedness tips, specific to hurricanes, and put them all in one neat little spot.  Helpful Hurricane Preparedness Blog Posts: A Five-Day Breakdown for Business...
08/20/2018
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 storm is all it takes to wreak havoc in your community and business.  Just consider that two major storms were predicted at the start of the 2017 season,1 which ended with three of...
08/13/2018
An organization's approach to safety is one of the most important indicators of their efficacy. Ensuring the safety of customers, employees, passersby and the work crew is critical to limiting potential liabilities. Watch our latest video to learn four tips for choosing a resoration provider...hint: you've already learned one of them!