Are You Prepared for a Tornado?

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground and is often, although not always, visible as a funnel cloud. Tornadoes can strike in any season but occur most often in the spring and summer months. About 1,200 tornadoes hit the United States every year and every […]

Why? Why? Why? Common Weather Misconceptions

As a mother of three young children I often get random questions, some I can answer, some I cannot (and others make me cringe). I frequently get weather related questions and answer to the best of my ability. I also get lots of weather-specific questions from adults, I suppose since our company is a leader […]

The Evolution of an Industry: How Property Insurance Has Changed Through The Years

Disasters and property insurance go hand and hand. We know disasters are nothing new, but did you know property insurance is not either? The property insurance industry has been around for centuries but continues to evolve as we enter the modern landscape of coverage. What is Insurance? First, let’s take a look at what insurance […]

The High Stakes of Earthquakes – Are you Prepared?

It’s common knowledge that people who live along our nation’s West Coast are at greater risk of experiencing the damaging effects of an earthquake, but that doesn’t mean you’re not at risk if you live further inland. All U.S. states and territories are at some risk for earthquakes, which can happen any time of year. […]

New Orleans, A Look Back

If you follow us on social media, you may have seen that our company exhibited at the RIMS Conference this past spring. RIMS is a Society for Risk Managers that has a large conference every year that travels around the country. As you can imagine, Risk Managers rely on companies like ours to provide service […]

Logistically Strong

I believe the heart of our company is our people. Our 67-years of technical expertise is the brains. The dedication and front line involvement of our leaders are the backbones. And, logistics is the muscle. In my view, a company’s growth and effectiveness are based on how Logistically Strong they are. Just like athletes train to get bigger, faster and […]

What is BMS Global?

Remember when Captain Sully Sullenberger safely guided a crippled Airbus down into the Hudson River? Or when a 777 crashed on landing in San Francisco? Those two events and dozens of other major transportation accidents have something in common that might surprise you: BMS played a key role in the responses. Aviation and transportation customers […]

Epic Flooding. How Much Is Too Much?

Texas and Oklahoma residents have been praying for rain after several years of drought causing some towns to take drastic measures. This past May, everything changed, with many areas reporting more than 200 percent of their normal precipitation in just 60 days. That large amount of rain does not come without consequences. As homes and […]

Storm Notes

Area-wide disasters happen all the time across the United States. At BMS CAT, we know how important it is to our customers that we are available to respond immediately to meet their needs during these events. But what does it mean when we say, We’ve mobilized? Our mobilization process starts way before the storm begins. […]