The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its U.S. Spring Outlook, and for the second year in a row, forecasters predict prolonged, persistent drought in the West where below-average precipitation is most likely.
With CAT season coming soon, we invited Avelina Lamb, owner of PuroClean of Chandler, to discuss her franchise’s approach to growing CAT restoration services. She shares advice based on work in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida, as well as fire and smoke damage projects in Colorado following recent wildfires.
Perimeter Solutions, a manufacturer of firefighting products and lubricant additives, is partnering with restoration company Allied Disaster Defense to treat properties in California with PHOS-CHEK® FORTIFY®, a ground-based long-term fire retardant, to provide season-long protection from wildfires.
"NOAA’s geostationary satellite system provides the only continuous coverage of the Western Hemisphere, enabling forecasters to issue warnings to protect the lives and property of the one billion people, who live and work in the Americas,” said Steve Volz, Ph.D., assistant administrator of NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service.
The oldest and most complex of the restoration disciplines, fire remediation work requires an understanding of how fire and combustion residues behave to effectively neutralize and return a structure to a livable state.Cole Stanton explores four fundamental chemistry subsets of fire damage and how each can impact restoration work.
Developed by NCEI with data from NOAA, FEMA and academic institutions, this interactive NOAA mapping tool provides detailed information on a location’s susceptibility to weather and climate hazards that can lead to billion-dollar disasters — such as wildfires, floods, drought and heat waves, tornado outbreaks, and hurricanes.
In this personal, heartfelt Ask Annissa episode, Annissa Coy talks about evacuating her home in the face of the Ford Corkscrew Fire. An experienced fire damage restoration and contents cleaning professional, Coy has worked with property owners through many wildfires and more home fires than she can count. This was the first time Coy and her family were personally impacted.
The 2021 Wildfire Report by CoreLogic examines property-related wildfire risk alongside reconstruction resource availability, temporary housing capacity for displaced individuals, and community economic recovery potential among fire-prone regions.