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06/12/2017
Interstate is heading to Atlanta next week for the NAA Education Conference and we hope to see you there! Make sure to stop by our booth 2512 to beat the heat with our frozen dragon's breath popcorn. Frozen dragon's breath popcorn you say? You'll just have to stop by and see what this means for yourself! We can tell you this though...you won't want to miss out on this tasty concoction. Plus, if you stop by, you can enter to win an Amazon Echo!  Our team looks forward to...
06/07/2017
June 1st marked the first day of hurricane season and although originally forecasters were calling for a below-average season, they are now predicting 2017 to be absolutely average activity. Take a moment to understand the 2017 hurricane season forecast, and then be sure to complete your preparation checklist.  Sources: 1 Extended Range Forecast Of Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Activity And Landfall Strike Probability For 2017, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State...
05/30/2017
Although hail storms can hit any time of year, they’re typically more frequent during spring and summer months. On Monday, May 8, a storm with hail ranging in size from pebbles to baseballs rolled through the Denver metro area, extensively damaging building roofs and exteriors. In fact, this storm has now been described as one of the (if not the) worst in Colorado's history, with damages reported upwards of $1 billion. The Denver storm is a good reminder of just how much damage...
05/23/2017
Have you read your business insurance policies lately? If you answered no, we understand. Not exactly light reading. But when a disaster hits, knowing a few key things about your business insurance can make a BIG difference in recovery time and costs. Here are four tips for smoother insurance claims: 1. Understand Your Insurance Policy It’s important that at least one person in your company has a solid understanding of all current insurance policies. This is critical because...
05/15/2017
So far in each month of 2017, we’ve already seen significant flooding and flash flooding in many parts of the country. In January, severe storms began in Texas and pushed all the way into South Carolina.1 In February, parts of Utah, Idaho and Washington saw flooding and severe winter storms causing a major disasters declaration. 2 And most recently, just earlier this month, we saw floods and deadly storms throughout the South and Midwest.3 And in addition to the possibility...
05/08/2017
All it takes is a single tropical storm or hurricane to put a serious damper on your business activities. That’s why it’s critical to take steps to prepare your business for a worst-case scenario even though the extended-range forecast for the 2017 hurricane season is reporting as below normal.1 May 7th marks the start of Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017.2 With June 1st, the official start to the hurricane season, right around the corner, now is the time to make sure your business...
05/01/2017
With hurricane season right around the corner, Interstate Restoration is excited to announce we are expanding within the Florida market! Restoration Alliance, based out of West Palm Beach, Florida, has joined forces with Interstate to expand our resources statewide and beyond. By combining two topnotch teams, as well as equipment, we will scale more easily to all of your local disaster recovery needs. Colorado State University’s (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Program recently released its...
04/17/2017
Interstate is looking forward to seeing you at RIMS in Philadelphia next week. Be sure to come by our booth 743 in between your sessions to say hello and re-energize with our oxygen bar. We will have our dedicated team on hand to help you with any questions you may have about large loss recovery and general contracting services in your area. In addition, this year we will again be donating to Mercy Housing – a national nonprofit working to build affordable, service-enriched housing for...
04/10/2017
Be the first to get an insider’s look into the how’s and why’s of the latest 2017 hurricane season predictions. We invite you to attend our free webinar on Wednesday, April 12th at 12:00 PM PST to hear from Dr. Phil Klotzbach, Research Scientist with the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Phil will discuss the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions, released just last week, in a short 30-minute webinar. In addition, Dr. Phil will expand...
04/06/2017
With the 2017 hurricane season officially beginning in a just a few short months (June 1st), The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU) has released its first official forecast of what we can expect to see this year. Be sure to sign up for Dr. Phil’s upcoming webinar on 4/12 to delve deeper into the below predictions. The April 6th report details the number of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes we may see this year. To better understand the most...