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Before and after the hurricane tips from KONE, along with an article on regular maintenance for elevator and escalator safety


Before and after the hurricane tips from KONE, along with an article on regular maintenance for elevator and escalator safety

Elevator Safety During Hurricanes, And Everyday

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The 2013 Hurricane Season Begins June 1

Photo: FirstChoiceWeather.com

With the average Hurricane Season typically having nine to 12 named storms, of which five to seven reach hurricane strength and one to three become major hurricanes, the numbers and resources for 2013 are clear indicators that facility managers need to heed this warning and prepare their businesses—now.



Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing Threats

Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing Threats

The blueprint cites the example of 500 commercial clients of the insurer FM Global, which experienced about 85% less damage from Hurricane Katrina as similarly situated properties. The reduced losses were directly the result of building retrofits and other hurricane loss prevention and preparedness measures taken by the insurer’s 500 policyholders.