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Winter Weather and Secondary Hazards: Know the Risks

Winter Weather and Secondary Hazards: Know the Risks

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.

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7 Ways to Prepare Your Business for El Niño

7 Ways to Prepare Your Business for El Niño

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.

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Typhoon Soudelor Can Affect More than Your Business Travel Plans

Typhoon Soudelor Can Affect More than Your Business Travel Plans

The largest typhoon of 2015 is en route to eastern China, stopping by Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan along the way. On Monday, it reached super typhoon status, meaning it had sustained wind speeds of at least 150 mph. Although now downgraded from its super typhoon status, Typhoon Soudelor is still considered a Category 3 hurricane with sustained wind speeds of up to 120 mph. To put that into perspective, Hurricane Katrina, which caused an estimated $45 billion in insured losses, was a Category 3 hurricane when it made landfall.

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Ensuring Life Safety in the Midst of a Storm

Ensuring Life Safety in the Midst of a Storm

Extreme thunderstorms have bombarded much of the Midwest and Northeast this week, carrying with them devastating winds, rainfall, hail, and tornadoes. While evidence of the current hurricane season continues to produce damaging weather, it is important that everyone takes the appropriate steps to protect lives and property. Not only should this preparation include ways to combat severe storms; it should also include measures to prepare for, respond to, and overcome secondary weather-related threats.

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