Posts in the Disaster Recovery Category

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 […]

Prepare for Disaster: How to Hurricane Proof Your House

Last year’s hurricane season was so bad that four of the 2017 names were retired due to catastrophic levels of damage. It was the most expensive season on record with more than $200 billion in damages, most of it flood-related. From August through October the peak of hurricane season arrives, when both the Atlantic and […]

Using Drones in Disaster Situations

How We Can Use the Benefit of Drones in a Disaster Situation Drones have accomplished many things since they were first introduced to the world. Find out how we can use the benefit of drones when disaster strikes. When you hear the word “drone,” what do you think of? You might only associate drones with […]

Beware of the Rising Tides: How to Protect Your House From Flooding

Every locale has different weather hazards that worry homeowners. Californians might stress about wildfires while Oklahomans worry about tornadoes, and Floridians are concerned about hurricanes. No matter where you are, though, there’s always a risk of flooding. While serious rainstorms can flood anywhere, an ill-prepared home can get water damage from minor rains as well. […]