When you are building an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) that is going to be thorough, it’s important to remember that there are more emergency situations than you can possibly imagine and not all of them are from natural disasters. Today’s power outage in San Francisco shines a light on the fact that companies need to […]
As tornado season rapidly approaches, those in the business industry should be focusing on evaluating their plans to ensure that their employees remain safe during inclement weather. It’s no question that tornadoes are one of nature’s most violent storms and with potentially devastating damage. With this being said, business disruptions are inevitable during tornado season […]
A residential apartment building in Oakland, California caught on fire just 3 days after the discovery that the building was in violation of multiple fire codes. This resulted in the death of at least 3 people who resided in the building. During an inspection on March 24th, it was discovered that the building was without […]
Anytime a winter storm is expected to hit, it is important to realize that it can (and most likely will) affect your business in many different ways. When you know how to not only prepare for a winter storm, but how to take action during a storm, then you will be able to prevent unnecessary […]
After 5 years of a major drought, Northern Californians are now facing a much different issue: too much water. The Oroville Dam has a broken spillway which has resulted in almost 200,000 people being asked to evacuate the area due to extreme flooding. In addition, there has been an excessive amount of rain all over […]
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake centered near one of the world’s key oil hubs in Oklahoma occurred November 6 at 7:44 p.m. local time. Cushing, Oklahoma reports that this was the second largest in a string of 19 quakes recorded since October. Few minor injuries have been reported, along with dozens of buildings damaged from the […]
Floods are the number one source for weather-related deaths in the United States, and are the most common, frequent and costly natural disaster. The recent flooding in Louisiana is a reminder of how important it is for organizations to have an actionable emergency preparedness program in place. Some areas have a higher risk than others […]
Tropical Storm Colin made landfall on Monday, causing heavy rainfall and damage from Florida to North Carolina. This is the earliest that the third named storm of the year has ever formed, which may or may not mean something for this year’s hurricane season. Although the damage caused by this storm was minimal, it is […]
The Northern Plains and parts of the Upper Midwest endured a pounding from Winter Storm Delphi as some locations received over 9 inches of snow accumulation in a 24 hour period. In an area of the US already weakened by extreme winter weather, the arrival of Delphi has further strained resources and prompted hundreds of delays, closures, and accidents. In fact, reports from Minnesota alone indicate nearly 400 traffic accidents occurred across the state during that time.
Weather is a powerful force that can greatly improve business or destroy it. Often, weather is predictable in a way that allows us to work around its intricacies so that we can counteract its force and maintain normal operations. Every two to seven years, however, a phenomenon known as El Niño occurs that presents weather variances which flip ordinary weather patterns to unseasonable extremes.