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09/08/2017
First and foremost, we want to send our well wishes to each and every person affected by Hurricane Irma. This storm continues to surprise us all and so in an effort to keep you safe and up-to-date, we asked Dr. Phil Klotzbach to talk about what he's seeing with Irma's progression today and through this weekend.  Watch Now: About the Author: Dr. Phil Klotzbach has received national and international attention for his work in researching weather patterns and forecasting...
09/05/2017
Facing forecasts for yet another hurricane bearing down on the United States, we asked our favorite hurricane expert, Dr. Phil Klotzbach, to share insights on Hurricane Irma and what we might expect in the coming days. Find out what you can expect this week from Hurricane Irma: As Dr. Phil mentioned, now is the time to prepare if you are in harm’s way. We've linked a few of our past blog articles below so please take a moment to review some key preparedness tips. 15 Critical...
08/28/2017
Hurricane Harvey is going to go down in history as one of the most damaging and destructive hurricanes of all-time to hit the United States. Harvey was named by the National Hurricane Center when it was east of Barbados on August 17, but it weakened to a tropical wave while moving across the Caribbean. It passed over the Yucatan Peninsula, then intensified into a tropical storm while in the Bay of Campeche on August 23. The system underwent rapid intensification over the next several days...
08/21/2017
With a few more months left of hurricane season, we want to chat about some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to hurricane topics…like common characteristics of a hurricane and hurricane categories. We also want to share with you some of our favorite ways to prepare, even mid-season. You may not remember but the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season actually started out with below average season predictions. However, just a few months later, the latest predictions are now...
07/24/2017
Quickly addressing water damage can be crucial to recovery. Interstate has created a series of four how-to videos that quickly run-through common scenarios to address water damage. Not only will you be able to watch the effects of water damage to drywall, but you will also learn how to mitigate damage to preserve the structural integrity of your building. Watch the videos below:  Witness water damage to drywall through wicking demonstration Find out how to make flood cuts when...
07/17/2017
This month we are celebrating Interstate Restoration's 19th anniversary. We are not only grateful for our team, our clients, and our partners, but we are also appreciative of the many accomplishments and lessons learned along the way. Please join us in celebrating 19 years of service and enjoy some fun facts about our growing company. 
07/10/2017
From hurricanes along the East Coast and Florida panhandle, to wildfires and drought in the West, to flooding, tornadoes and hail in between, summer weather can wreak havoc and uncertainty throughout the United States.  Disaster recovery planning is an important step when it comes to protecting your employees and properties during an event, and for ensuring a rapid recovery once the worst is over.  Interstate's Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) template will walk you through a...
06/30/2017
It’s early July, and the Atlantic has already had 3 named storms. While early summer season hurricane activity does not necessarily correlate with overall numbers of hurricanes in the Atlantic, seasonal forecasts have generally been increasing over the past few months. For example, Colorado State University (CSU) recently updated its summer seasonal hurricane predictions. In their forecast issued in early April, they predicted 4 hurricanes. In early June, they predicted 6 hurricanes, and...
06/27/2017
"Quick, send us your detailed business personal property (BPP) list." "We just need a detailed list of all your building contents, including furniture, fixtures, computer equipment, manufacturing equipment, inventory, raw materials—any material or item that isn’t part of your building that you need to run your business." "Oh, and we need the date you purchased it, a description of the item, and it’s projected replacement cost. And proof that you had...
06/21/2017
"Keep Each Other Safe" is the 2017 focus for the National Safety Council's (NSC) National Safety Month. This year, the NSC is offering tips on a variety of topics, including fall hazards, jobsite fatigue, active shooter preparation, ergonomics and road safety. In addition, we'd like to offer our tips when it comes to post-disaster building inspections -- what you can prepare for and how to stay safe.  Enter at Your Own Risk We spend a lot of time talking about preparing...