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 […]
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 […]
Today marks the beginning of hurricane season. The Weather Channel has predicted a total of nine named storms, five hurricanes and one major hurricane during the 2015 season.* But as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy have shown us, one storm can do a lot of damage.
ServiceMaster wants to make sure you are prepared no matter what […]
According to the National Weather Service, nearly $4 billion of property damage occurred in 2010 due to flooding. And up to 40% of small businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen.
To prepare your facility for spring showers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends raising electrical system components, anchoring fuel tanks, installing […]
We are on day 4 of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Day 1 was Family preparedness day and NOAA Weather radio day, Day 2 was Thunderstorm Safety day, Day 3 was Tornado Safety Day and today, Day 4 is Lightning Safety day. Here is some information to help you protect yourself and your families during a […]
From tornadoes to lightning to floods, the southeast is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters. Severe weather is dangerous and can strike with very little warning, which is why it’s important to get ready in advance. Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from February 2 – 6, and it’s a great time to make sure […]
The temperatures have dropped and the winter weather is working its way into the fall season. Below are a few more winter weather terms that would be beneficial to you know for the upcoming season. Always remember that remaining informed and prepared is the best way to get ready for severe weather or […]
Below is an infographic from LiveScience that explains the impact of Superstorm Sandy. Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. In the U.S., Sandy killed 117 people from Oct. 28 through Nov. 30, 2012. In total, […]
Two years ago, Superstorm Sandy pummeled New York and New Jersey wreaking havoc on the entire east coast. Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (by diameter), the second costliest storm in U.S. history, affecting 24 states, and was responsible for more than $95 billion in damage and hundreds of deaths.
Even before Sandy made landfall, […]