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08/06/2018
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 is a way for water to get in, it will—whether or not you notice it. This blog explores why it’s important to look for leaks after thunderstorms along with three things to remember to...
08/02/2018
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 hurricanes and 1 major hurricane (winds >= 111 mph; Category 3+ on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale). The average hurricane season has 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. While the...
07/31/2018
First and foremost, our best wishes go out to all of the people, families and businesses affected by the wildfires throughout the country. With the summer continuing to be hot and dry in many areas, we thought it would be worth compiling a few of our preparedness tips to keep your home and business safe from fire during summer’s hottest months. In addition, we have listed national resources as well. Interstate Preparedness Resources: Summer Heat Records and Business Fire Safety: What You...
07/24/2018
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 America. In celebration of our anniversary, we are taking a look back at some of our key milestones—along with what’s next in our pursuit of service excellence.  But before we...
07/15/2018
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 response services, what should you do? Here are five disaster preparedness tips for helping to speed your recovery: 1) Make sure Employees and Customers are Safe After any event that...
07/09/2018
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 get too busy and forget to make updates. Or plan overseers move on and the responsibility isn’t passed on. And any number of other reasons. At a time when every week seems to bring a...
07/02/2018
Flooding, whether it occurs as a flash or from a slow buildup, is a common occurrence in many parts of the country. If you're wondering how to prepare your business for a flood, this week's blog post highlights some key steps you should consider in your flood disaster planning. Flood Planning Need-to-Knows  Even if you think the flooding risks are low in your area, it’s important to be vigilant. The first step to prepare for flooding is to understand your potential...
06/25/2018
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’s why a discussion about whether the term "organizational resilience" is starting to replace business continuity management (BCM) is actually quite relevant to your day-to-...
06/18/2018
If you look at practically any checklist for a disaster preparedness kit, a battery-powered radio and extra batteries will be near the top. Yet although radios will probably always be important to readiness, smart phones have quickly become the preferred resource for figuring out what’s happening and sharing information during natural or man-made disasters. This post explores why and also highlights some helpful social media feeds and apps for businesses and individuals alike. The Power...
06/11/2018
Interstate will be at the NAA Education Conference later this week and we hope to see you there! We'll have Interstate representatives at booth #1812 discussing how Interstate's accelerated portfolio approach to recovery after a disaster can reduce your claim costs and downtime by up to 50%. We will have a nitrogen popcorn bar to satisfy your sweet or savory snack-tooth. PLUS, we'll be giving away an iPad mini. So whether you are hungry or just want to chat more about collaborating...