Category Archives: Business Continuity

The Weather App Trap: Can You Make Decisions Using Weather Apps?

Your app can’t call you to say bad weather is on the way. It can’t give you a heads-up that it’s going to snow or that the bottom of the thermometer is going to fall out or that thunderstorms may shut down your operations in six hours.

A Busy Month of Activities as ImpactWeather Observes National Preparedness Month

The month of September is known as National Preparedness Month. ImpactReady, ImpactWeather’s business continuity department, has worked hard to encourage employee participation to strengthen our state of disaster preparedness and readiness. Of course, September is typically the peak of hurricane season but also signals the changing of the seasons from summer to fall, which can […]

Emergency Response Plans Tried-and-True? Practice Makes Perfect!

National Preparedness Month (NPM) continues as we near the end of September and although NPM is coming to a close, emergency preparedness is a continual improvement process. I hope you will take this opportunity to think about preparedness initiatives for your organization. The final topic for NPM has to do with practicing for an emergency. […]

Best Practices and Specific Needs: Items and Strategies You May Have Overlooked

This is the second posting from the ImpactReady team at ImpactWeather. Our goal is to spread awareness about National Preparedness Month and share information about how you and your family can be prepared for major disasters. Following along the National Preparedness Month guidelines for weeks two and three, the focus of this post will be […]

A Volcano is Not the Last Thing You Need to Worry About: How A Distant Eruption Can Impact the U.S. and the World

From yesterday’s Napa earthquake (link), to the recent and ongoing fears of the major Ebola outbreak, to the drought and wildfires of the western United States, to the civil and racial unrest in Ferguson, MO (link) it’s the foolhardy business without the need for a good business continuity plan.

Brad Pitt May Save Your Life: Making a Case for Twitter

There’s another app you should have on your phone. The app you need, the app that may save your life, and the app that is on every phone of every celebrity, is Twitter. Yes, Twitter. If you’re over 45 or 50, I’ll wait until you can say Twitter without chuckling.

Cool Water is to Hurricanes Like An Omega is to Arctic Outbreaks

Studies have shown that businesses who take preparedness seriously are up to 22% more profitable following a disaster.

One Year Later: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Superstorm Sandy

This time last year, millions of people along the East Coast were recovering from the destructive effects of one of the costliest storms in United States history – “Superstorm” Sandy. Considered the deadliest storm of the 2012 hurricane season, Sandy showed our country and economy just how susceptible we were to flooding, power outages and […]

September is National Preparedness Month!

Of course it’s no surprise that the team at ImpactWeather greets National Preparedness Month this September enthusiastically. With a group of safety experts, risk management specialists and meteorologists, it’s safe to say we live and breathe emergency response plans. In recognition of National Preparedness Month, we are highlighting cost-effective, easy, and stress-free ways in which […]

What if Chicken Little was right – Would utility providers be prepared?

As a history buff and science geek, my husband will watch the History Channel or Discovery Channel until he’s asleep on the couch. He is the epitome of the phrase, “learning is cool.” Recently, we watched the History Channel’s The Men Who Built America , which specifically focused on J.P. Morgan and his relationship with […]