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There’s no escaping it: If your organization is located in a hurricane zone, you need an effective emergency communication plan.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) predicts that we could see nine to fifteen named storms in 2019. Though hurricane predictions vary, one thing is certain – you need to be prepared to communicate important information and instructions. Communication before, during and after storms leads to the best outcome. Before a storm hits, assess […]

When Weather Strikes, Keep Employees Informed and Safe

2018 was dramatic in terms of weather for the United States. Just after New Year’s, Winter Storm Grayson blanketed parts of Florida with more snow and ice than they have seen since the 1980s. Then in March four nor’easters  hit New England in just three weeks. April brought the deep south record rain falls and flooding.  Hurricane […]

Dorothy’s Got Nothing On You This Tornado Season

Early tornado reports are whirling in now that spring has finally arrived, and it’s not looking pretty. In fact, as of last month, the country’s preliminary tornado reports showed numbers well above average, according to The Weather Channel. Here’s a closer look at the data to date, along with the reason for the rise in this […]

Forecasters Weigh In: Spring is Coming… and So is Bad Weather

When Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his den and saw his shadow this past February 2nd, he sentenced us to six more weeks of winter. (Or so the tradition goes.) And as people all over the country now well know, Phil wasn’t kidding: Since Groundhog Day, many regions have been walloped with snow. And it’s not […]

Does Your Organization Have an Inclement Weather Plan?

Put yourself in your employee’s shoes for a moment. You wake up in the morning to snow that has been steadily falling for the past few hours. You check Facebook and see that your friends complaining about icy roads and walkways. The Weather Channel says several more inches are anticipated throughout the day. You are supposed to report […]

Hurricane Matthew: What Went Wrong?

When Hurricane Matthew swept through the Southeastern United States earlier this month, it left behind extensive debris, thousands without power, and many people living in shelters. In North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, meanwhile, a total of 17 people lost their lives. Today’s storm forecast models are more advanced than ever before. So how […]

Staying Ahead of Storm Surge

While strong winds and heavy rain are two of the dangers that first come to mind when thoughts turn to the imminent hurricane season, a byproduct of the two can lead to an equally if not more destructive weather phenomenon: Storm surge. Let’s take a closer look at this significant hazard to life and property, […]

How Climate Change is Affecting Property Management

If you think that climate change has nothing to do with property management, think back to the last time you experienced a weather event at your managed properties. Hurricanes, blizzards, droughts, deep freezes, and other weather events can affect the property and units. To be prepared, property managers must anticipate how climate change will impact […]

Is Your Organization Disaster-Ready? One Call Now Can Help

What’s headed our way according to The Weather Company forecast of the 2016 Hurricane Season? Approximately 14 named storms, eight hurricanes, and three major (Category 3 or stronger) hurricanes. What Does This Mean For You? What do these figures represent to people living in this hurricane-prone region of the country? For starters, we’re facing down […]