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04/01/2019
We invite you to attend our annual hurricane webinar hosted by Dr. Phil Klotzbach (Research Scientist with the Department of Science at Colorado State University) this Wednesday, April 10th at 3:00 PM EDT. This webinar is an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Dr. Phil who will dive into the just released 2019 Atlantic hurricane season predictions and highlight the potential risk for North America. He will also touch on the potential impacts that climate change may have played with...
03/25/2019
Hopefully, severe winter storms are winding down for the season. This past winter has certainly been tough on U.S. businesses with the bitter cold brought on by the Polar Vortex (not to mention costing the economy about $5 billion.)1 And now severe thunderstorm season is just beginning, followed by hurricane season, which means we’ll have a different kind of storm season to think about. The extreme winds generated by thunderstorms and hurricanes can cause devastating damage to...
03/18/2019
Our team is headed to the PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo and we hope to see you there! Stop by our booth (#726) to meet Instagram phenomenon and latte portrait artist, Michael Breach. Need more reasons to visit our booth? We've got you covered right here. In the meantime, if you have time to explore Indy while you're at the conference, here are a few fun things to check off the list: The Indianapolis Indians aren't in town, but Victory Field is still a...
03/11/2019
In much of the U.S., potential flooding is a fact of life that often gets ignored until it’s too late. For businesses in any type of flood zone, however, preparation is key to protecting employees. Moreover, the survival of your business could depend on having taken a few essential steps ahead of time. In fact, it’s critical to understand that following a flood, and especially a large-scale flood, “business as usual” goes out the window for weeks or even months in many...
03/07/2019
#BalanceforBetter That’s the theme of the 2019 International Women’s Day on March 8. To help celebrate women’s achievements, we sat down with our own Yvette Winter to ask her some rapid-fire questions. She’s a restoration and construction veteran who was recently promoted to GM of Interstate’s northwest region.  What was your first industry project? My first job in construction was building a large parking garage for a home of a successful business...
03/04/2019
Hot off the press, we have a second video for you which highlights the value of establishing a close partnership with a resoration provider to accelerate property recovery overall. If you missed our first blog installment which discusses how Interstate's unique approach to recovery is different from all the rest, check it out here.  WATCH NOW: Disaster Recovery and Ending the Cycle of Mistrust
02/25/2019
Did you know that 98% of U.S. counties are impacted by a flooding event?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 upwards of $260 billion in damage in the U.S. from 1980 to 2013.2 And in recent years, the amounts and cost of flooding damage continues to increase. With the potential for spring flooding just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare accordingly...
02/18/2019
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' compensation claims. To reduce the potential hazards that lead to slips, trips and falls, there are ways you can proactively manage your workplace environment to help lower the risk of injury to your employees...
02/11/2019
It’s Earthquake Awareness Month and now is the time to get prepared. Take the time to view the infographic below to discover some “Ground-Shaking U.S. Earthquake Facts” and learn about the actions businesses can take before an earthquake to prevent costly property damage.
02/04/2019
The Polar Vortex affected much of the Midwest last week and we've been busy mobilizing staff and equipment to meet the demand for restoration services as more burst pipes are expected during this week’s thaw.  Our Detroit, Michigan team is especially busy from service calls as a result of burst sprinkler systems, fresh water pipes, and water lines connected to chillers or freezers. “We’ve deployed hundreds to respond to the more than 40 calls from schools,...