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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan

Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan

The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time now […]

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Identify Your Trusted Sources of Information for a Hurricane Event

Identify Your Trusted Sources of Information for a Hurricane Event

NOAA’s National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center are your official sources for hurricane forecasts and the issuance of hurricane watches and warnings. Your local NOAA National Weather Service forecast office provides information regarding the expected impacts from the storm for your area. Emergency managers […]

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Strengthen Your Home

Strengthen Your Home

If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many of these retrofits do not cost much or take as long to do as you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to […]

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Assemble Disaster Supplies

Assemble Disaster Supplies

You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of one week. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra […]

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Develop an Evacuation Plan

Develop an Evacuation Plan

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do […]

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Determine Your Risk

Determine Your Risk

Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing now for how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland. It’s easy to forget what a hurricane is […]

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2016

Next week is Hurricane Preparedness Week. As we approach National Hurricane Preparedness Week and hurricane season, which officially begins June 1st, remember that ServiceMaster Restore is ready to help.

With satellite imagery, the ServiceMaster Restore Disaster Operations Center tracks global weather and uses a mapping system to plot customers’ homes and businesses to determine in real […]

  • America's Prepareathon!

National Preparathon! Day

Today marks the last day of National Preparedness Month and is National Prepareathon! Day.

America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience. Join others around the country to practice your preparedness! Get involved as well as your peers by helping plan a day of action to help your community prepare […]

  • National Preparedness Month

September: National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The 2015 NPM theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” ServiceMaster along with FEMA is encouraging everyone to take part, make a plan and know what to do during an emergency. This means having an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during […]

  • Calgary, Canada flooding

Calgary, Canada Flooding

It’s been two years since our Rapid Response Team deployed to Calgary, Canada to assist business owners in disaster recovery from the worst flooding in decades. Calgary, as well as surrounding areas, was flooded when the two rivers that converge in the city overflowed due to heavy rainfall. Many commercial and residential structures were affected […]