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Category Archives: Disaster Preparedness
We are in the heart of hurricane season. While preparing for hurricane season goes a long way, so does maintaining marinas throughout the season in the case that unexpected weather conditions arise. In the past 100 years, Atlantic hurricanes have … Continue reading
Each year, wind and rain cause significant monetary losses to commercial properties through both direct damages to the structures and contents, as well as the interruption of business.
From major storms to wildfires to explosions, new disasters seem to hit the headlines daily. For small businesses, they can be a death knell. In fact, two in five don’t reopen after a major loss, according to FEMA. Why? Once … Continue reading
Each year, the winter’s temperature changes, bringing cold, wind, and rain causing significant monetary losses to commercial properties through both direct damages to the structures and contents, as well as the interruption of business. Continue reading
The most powerful and damaging storms usually do not hit until after mid-August. Hurricane Katrina, for instance, formed in late August while Hurricane Sandy (which was reclassified as a post tropical cyclone with hurricane force winds when it hit land) formed in late October. Hurricane activity in recent years, however, has been relatively light and forecasters continue to predict a below-average hurricane season in 2014.
Before hotwork is performed, it’s important for building owners and managers to ensure that their contractors follow these practices:
Insurance also plays a role in protecting wineries from losses from natural disasters. The financial losses from earthquakes and other natural disasters can be devastating to even the most successful wineries. Continue reading
Most manufacturing plants and warehouses stack unused pallets, but storing these lumbering hunks of wood improperly is an invitation to disaster.
Welding, cutting and using a torch are to blame for about 6% of fires at industrial properties, according to the National Fire Protection Association Continue reading
From hurricanes to tornadoes, fires, floods, and earthquakes, disasters can be catastrophic to your business. Having an emergency response and business continuity (E&BC) plan to help protect staff and facilities is not an option; it’s a mandate.