How Virtual Meetings Can Play a Role in Disaster Recovery
Recent years have seen severe weather events make a tremendous impact on business owners, resulting in lost and delayed sales, increased expenses for repair work, and the delayed resumption of…
Lessons From The World’s First Indoor Hailstorm
Who would take the time to fashion hailstones from a mix of tap water and seltzer water in a special laboratory, and then fire them at a variety of roofs,…
what is the cloud
As you upgrade your company’s software programs, or chat with clients who are the least bit techy, you probably keep hearing about “moving into the cloud.” But what is the…
8 Storm Preparedness Tips for Your Small Business
When you’re running a bakery, an interior decorating practice, or a dry cleaners, a tornado, earthquake or hurricane may seem like the last of your worries. But all the hard…
Allstate National Catastrophe Team
On Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, millions of people were getting ready for Sandy—what meteorologists described as a “strikingly powerful” storm. But while many people were doing what they could to…
A brush fire in California
More than 100,000 wildfires occur each year in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Some are due to natural causes, such as lightning strikes, while…
Regional Natural Disasters: Are You Prepared?
Taking a road trip from Illinois to San Francisco for our annual summer vacation was an adventure in many ways. When I first looked out the window of our hotel…
City Dwellers or Country Folk: Who’s Better Prepared for a Disaster?
The word “prepper” hasn’t been a part of the American lexicon for very long, and yet millions now consider themselves as such. Emergency preparedness has become quite trendy, and people…
Extreme Protection for Extreme Weather
We’ve all been there – wind and rain (and maybe even hail) are pounding the outside of your house while the family is huddled around the radio or a battery…
Busting Storm Safety Myths: The Truth Behind 4 Urban Legends
Batten down the hatches! Our Storm Crew is busting some of the most common storm safety myths and sharing weather safety tips.   Growing up with a father who loved…