Colorado State University hurricane forecast team continues partnership with Interstate Restoration

Colorado State University hurricane forecast team continues partnership with Interstate Restoration
Going into fifth year, value of alliance exceeds $25,000

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (August 2, 2017) – The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University has announced that it will continue to work with a nearby firm that specializes in remediation and recovery from natural disasters.

The partnership with Interstate Restoration, based in Ft. Worth, Texas and with a large presence in Colorado, has translated into $28,000 in new funds for the TMP research program. The two entities first began working together on a more formal basis in 2014.

Said Stacy Mazur, president of Interstate Restoration, “We have been at the forefront of Mother Nature’s unpleasant surprises, and we know the huge value in preparedness planning. This kind of investment in educational programs such as CSU’s Tropical Meteorological Project furthers our efforts to help keep our clients in-the-know.”

TMP and Interstate Restoration have worked together over the years to present webinars, blogs and educational materials designed to help communities and businesses proactively prepare for hurricanes and other storms.

“We are very grateful for the support that Interstate Restoration has provided the TMP over the past several years. We look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come,” said Phil Klotzbach, head of the TMP and lead author on the Atlantic seasonal hurricane forecast.

TMP’s next seasonal release forecast date is Aug. 4. CSU and Interstate Restoration will continue to provide updated information about the North Atlantic hurricane season as events unfold.

About TMP

The Tropical Meteorology Project was founded by the late Dr. Bill Gray in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. The project's primary focus involves understanding of tropical cyclone variability on multiple timescales. The team is most known for its seasonal Atlantic basin hurricane forecasts, which have been issued every season since 1984.

Media contacts:
For Interstate Restoration, Steve Caulk, srcaulk@proconnectpr.com, 303-410-4971
For Tropical Meteorology Project, Anne Manning, anne.manning@colostate.edu, 970-491-7099