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Weather Forecast & Predictions

04/29/2019
It is no secret that tornadoes are one of nature’s most violent storms. And although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions property owners can take year round to protect their businesses and prevent costly property damage. Check it out below:
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...
03/11/2019
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...
01/14/2019
Access Spanish Version (Acceso en Español) The slightly above-average 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on November 30, but initial outlooks have already been issued for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The season officially starts on June 1. The Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP) at Colorado State University will release its first full forecast on Thursday, April 4. They recently produced a preliminary discussion where they evaluated the likelihood of several...
01/07/2019
When winter temperatures are at their coldest, the last thing you want to deal with is water damage or roof damage—or both. Yet the wintery mix of cold and freezing temperatures and powerful storms means that frozen pipes as well as flooding, or even a compromised roof, are very real possibilities. We speak from experience because the most frequent calls we receive in the winter are usually about these three types of disasters. That’s why this week, we wanted to highlight a few...
12/03/2018
Do you know how to safeguard your business from common cold weather issues? This week we are sharing our top five tips for protecting your property as we start to see cold weather and snowy forecasts throughout many areas of the country. Remember to also check out the quick links at the bottom of this article for even more cold weather tips! 
11/26/2018
If your business is in an area like Dallas where you get occasional freezes during otherwise mild winters, here’s an important fact: Upwards of 90% of the calls Interstate receives are related to frozen and broken pipes. Surprising isn’t it? But, the culprits for frozen pipes can vary. For example, we regularly see the following scenarios: Frozen freshwater supply lines Frozen pipes running to commercial chillers or freezers Frozen pipes in air-conditioning systems...
11/12/2018
In many parts of the country, such as Dallas, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and Seattle, Washington, mild winters are mostly par for the course. But that doesn’t mean that extreme winter weather won’t dramatically impact your city and business at some point. Just think back to Super Bowl 45 in Dallas. In the week leading up to the game, the Dallas area was hit with a deep freeze. Snow and ice blanketed the area, causing havoc with Super Bowl preparations as well as in businesses across...
10/22/2018
Whether or not you live in an area that could be impacted by tropical storms or hurricanes, you probably follow the forecasts. After all, when storms like Michael, Florence, Irma, Maria and Harvey are tracking toward inhabited areas, the suspense is gripping and the media coverage unavoidable. These forecasts are particularly useful to disaster recovery companies, which pay close attention so that they can be prepared for what’s ahead and take the necessary measures to be able...
10/11/2018
For businesses in regions that can be impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms, there are few things more agonizing to deal with than a major hurricane warning. In addition to your normal day-to-day business tasks, keeping an eye on trajectory and intensity of a storm can put you on an emotional rollercoaster. As we were writing this post, the forecast for hurricane Michael was taking shape with predictions that it would make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane near the big bend of Florida....