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Hurricane Sandy, aka "Superstorm Sandy," certainly made its impact five years ago. In the wake of one of the busiest hurricane seasons on record, Interstate has been able to look back and apply some of the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy. Read the full press release below.
Everyone knows mold is unpleasant, and you’re probably well aware that mold can lead to costly problems for businesses. But beyond that, how much do you really know about mold and how to prevent it? Read on for nine interesting facts and a few critical prevention tips: Source: Brian Kichan, CARNO. (2015, July 21). Telephone Interview.
Once upon a time when disaster struck, the first thing most people would do was turn on their radio or television set to get a better sense of the situation. Although mass media was and, to some extent, still is invaluable for understanding the big picture of a disaster, there are limited places reporters and cameras can be at one time. What’s top of mind for most people impacted by a disaster is what’s happening in specific areas and whether or not their friends and family are...
Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have definitely made an impact in Texas and Florida causing massive damage with flooding, storm surge and high winds. This season is the first season on record that the U.S. has had two, Category 4 (maximum sustained winds >=130 mph) hurricanes make landfall. So, what’s brewing in the Atlantic this year to make for such an active season? The stats for the Atlantic hurricane season (so far) are as follows: 11 named storms 6 hurricanes 3...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.