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Cotton Global Disaster Solutions Website Gets A Facelift
Cotton Global Disaster Solutions has a new and improved website! To better serve our clients, the website features enhanced design with user friendly navigation, resources, and a wealth of information about services related to Cotton’s Disaster Restoration and Construction divisions. Our visitors will gain a better understanding of Cotton’s capabilities by:
Hurricane Matthew, a tropical cyclone that struck The Atlantic with full force in late September of 2016, brought widespread destruction and catastrophic loss of life. As this was a complex, multifaceted operation, it was necessary to utilize as many of Cotton’s capabilities as possible. Cotton International deployed our assets and team to the Bahamas soon after Matthew had passed to begin restoration support for our client. Over a course of three weeks, Cotton Culinary’s Emergency Food Service division provided approximately 20,000 meals for our client as well as to displaced families and local shelters. Cotton’s efforts effectively minimized the loss for our client and allowed them to return to normal business operations. It is a great honor to be called upon to deliver in times of crisis, and we believe that our turnkey, integrated solutions set us apart in the industry, while setting our clients up for success!more
5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Hurricane Season
June marks the beginning of The Atlantic Hurricane Season in the United States, a time when business owners who are geographically located in hurricane prone areas may suffer from “Hurricane Amnesia.” This phenomenon occurs when one is unprepared for the potential threat ahead due to previously inactive seasons that had no effect on their business. If a hurricane were to strike your city, can you ensure your business will survive? Follow these 5 ways to prepare your business for Hurricane Season:
1. Ensure your business’ roof can withstand the storm. Have the roof of your building evaluated to ensure it is structurally sound and best suited to endure heavy rains, hail and high winds that are characteristic of hurricanes.
2. Anchor large furniture and protect valuable equipment. Mount bookcases, filing cabinets and appliances to walls and floors to avoid further damage to your assets. Secure...more
Cotton prepared for the worst of what was to come from Tropical Storm Cindy
On Thursday June 22nd, Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall in the Northern Gulf Coast between Cameron, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas. According to the National Hurricane Center, Cindy had a real chance of doing serious damage to the Gulf Region. Thankfully however, these predictions didn’t come to fruition, and the storm resulted in only heavy rain and winds. Though Cindy didn’t cause major devastation, Cotton used the potential threat as a response training opportunity. Prior to Cindy’s landfall, Cotton exercised it's CAT deployment procedures by standing up an internal command, notifying on call staff and vendors, staging equipment, mobilizing first response staff, and staying in constant contact with clients who had exposure along the coast. “In these situations, we have many clients counting on us and it is our duty to be ready to respond and service their needs when the call comes in,” said James Scaife, President.
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