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What is A Storm Surge?

Catastrophe Response

One of the greatest causes of hurricane damage occurs as part of the initial storm surge that takes place. In fact, these surges typically result in the highest loss of life because of their suddenness and strength of force.

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Document Restoration Services: Where Should You Go?

Catastrophe Response, Document Recovery

When a fire ravages a home or office the results can be devastating. Damages done to a building and its contents range in severity based on a number of foreseeable and unforeseeable factors. Depending on the severity of the damage, there may be much that can be effectively restored if experts are called in to assess the situation promptly.

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Could Your Home Ever Be Deemed “Off Limits”?

Catastrophe Response, Document Recovery

October 8, 2008 started out like any other typical morning for Greg Sherwood of Portland, OR. He was preparing breakfast when he looked up and saw his neighbor, Kathy Hendrickson’s, home rushing towards him down the hillside. Greg was not the only one to notice this unfortunate event–evident by the rush of 9-1-1 phone calls that came into the local emergency dispatch office.

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Tropical Storm Alex regains strength

Catastrophe Response

Alex, the first named tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has moved into the Gulf of Mexico. Experts think there are good chances the storm could turn into a hurricane as it moves over the Gulf’s warm waters. The Associated Press states, “…the storm’s direction is not on track to hit the BP oil spill on the northeastern end of the Gulf. Maximum sustained winds Sunday night were 45 mph.”

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29 more Iowa counties included in FEMA disaster declaration

Catastrophe Response

In addition to the 50 Iowa counties that have already received a Presidential disaster declaration, 29 more were added on August 15, 2010. This order will support more state and local recovery efforts that are helping residents clean-up after the aftermath of the severe summer weather that began on June 1, 2010. Iowa residents have had to endure tornadoes, severe storms and floods, and this recent declaration will bring much-needed relief.

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