Posts in the Disaster Recovery Category

Why a Professional Restoration Company is the Only Way to Go After a Disaster

Why a Professional Restoration Company is the Only Way to Go After a Disaster When a storm, fire or any other type of disaster strikes your home, the aftermath can be devastating. It’s hard to know what to do and where to begin picking up the pieces. If there is significant damage to your home, […]

How Hurricanes Get Their Names

How Hurricanes Get Their Names Have you ever wondered how hurricanes get their names? We are so used to the idea of named storms that we may not stop to think, “Why do we do that?” Read on to learn more: Why Do We Name Hurricanes? The reason we name hurricanes is simple: to stay […]

Customer Service Through a Disaster

Hurricane season is here. Every year, it looms over our heads threatening to disrupt our lives. At Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT, hurricanes and other area wide disasters can become a central part of our lives. After fourteen years here, hurricane season has become an annual phase of my life much like back to school […]

Wildfire Evacuation Checklist: What to Do During a Wildfire

Wildfires are catastrophic and devastating events, falling victim to one of these events is nothing short of absolutely terrifying. Wildfires roll through extensive stretches of land and trees, obliterating life and property. According to National Geographic, more than 100,000 wildfires clear almost 2 million hectares of land per year, consuming everything in their path. If your […]

Preventing Problems: How to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane

Hurricane Florence was responsible for 22 direct deaths in the U.S., and the estimated dollar value of the damage incurred ranges from $2 billion to $5 billion. Hurricane Michael, on the other hand, was responsible for 16 deaths, plus an estimated loss,ranging from $6 billion to $8 billion. That is why before settling in an […]

What’s Your Company’s Tornado Resilience Plan?

What’s Your Company’s Tornado Resilience Plan? Tornado alley encompasses portions of South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and other states. This region has been coined ‘Tornado Alley’ for obvious reasons – as it is the part of the country where twisters occur frequently. Contrary to popular belief, living outside of tornado alley doesn’t exactly entail safety […]

Why 2019 Could be a Record-Setting Year for Flooding

Why 2019 could be a record-setting year for flooding When it comes to flooding, there’s no off-season. Floods can strike at any time, almost anywhere, and only increase in threat with the onset of hurricane season. This may explain why every state in the continental U.S. has experienced some form of flooding over the past […]

Prevent Damage from Storms to Your Home with These 7 Simple Steps

We can’t control Mother Nature, but we can do some preventative things to help keep her out of our homes during storm season. When storms rage, we can feel like we’re at the mercy of wind, rain and hail. Florida gets hit hard at different times of the year. In 2016, losses from storms set a […]

7 Best Practices for Building a Hurricane-Proof House

Over the past several years, Americans have witnessed some of the most devastating hurricanes to ever hit during many of our lifetimes. In 2017, Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the United States territory of Puerto Rico, claiming the lives of over 2,900 residents. The storm knocked out power to the entire island and destroyed thousands of homes […]

Dedicating 2019 to Preparedness

Dedicating 2019 to Disaster Preparedness As the New Year begins, there is no better time to sit down with your family to ensure that you are prepared in the event of an emergency. Start 2019 off the right way, with the peace of mind that you, and your family, are ready for any type of […]