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Winter Storms

Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery

Extreme winter weather threatens communities across the northern United States. These vulnerable areas must prioritize planning to minimize impacts from blizzards and extreme cold fronts while protecting residents when temperatures plummet.

Integrated Solutions Consulting develops customized extreme cold emergency plans based on decades partnering with at-risk towns and cities prone to icy disasters. By getting winter storm protocols and temporary sheltering contracts in place before the cold season commences, we empower communities to swiftly yet equitably respond amidst blizzard and sub-zero conditions.

Our integrated solutions support establishing warming centers, checking on vulnerable residents, providing snow transport to shelters, working with utilities to restore power outages, distributing cold weather supplies, and more so towns keep people safe from the cold. With seasoned technical consultants supporting preparation and emergency goals, ISC assists cold-prone regions to optimally face icy threats. Partner with our extreme cold solutions experts to plan for and respond to dangerous winter weather with greater confidence.

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    Can Our Community Effectively Respond to a Damaging Blizzard?

    Extreme winter weather can happen anywhere, but communities across the northern United States are especially vulnerable to dangerous cold snaps and blizzards. According to the National Weather Service, winter storms and cold kill hundreds of people on average each year in the US. Major events like the 2022 blizzard in Buffalo, New York highlight the existential threats facing towns and cities during frigid conditions and heavy snow. As climate change increases winter weather extremity, communities must prioritize planning and response capacity.

    When excessive cold emergencies trigger widespread health issues from hypothermia, overwhelm first responders digging out, disrupt critical utilities and snowbound transport, or endanger lives, impacted communities rely on specialized partners to augment services. Assistance may include establishing warming shelters, conducting welfare checks on vulnerable residents, providing snow transport to warming centers, coordinating with utilities to restore power outages, distributing cold weather supplies and sheltering kits, offering home winterization incentives, identifying cold threats and response gaps, and more.

    With severe winters worsening under climate change, establishing robust contingency partners allows efficient mobilization as these deadly storms unfold. For communities prone to extreme cold and heavy snow, having experts ready to assist can make the difference between barely coping and saving lives.

    Disaster Software Solutions

    Blizzard Toolkits

    Resources to help you prepare, respond, and recover!

    Contracting Made Easy – Emergency Contract Vehicles

    Following a declared state of emergency, the Federal Government allows local and state government to bypass their standard procurement policies and implement emergency procurement procedures. In times of emergency, understanding these unique contract vehicles can be essential in saving time, money, and resources.

    ISC has expertise working with these unique contract vehicles, which allow us to guide our clients on how to navigate the contracting process easily and expeditiously.

    Contracting with ISC is easy, and a number of pre-established contract vehicles can be utilized to facilitate the procurement process

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    The industry’s most powerful and intuitive comprehensive emergency program management and planning system. A complete platform of independent but integrated web-based tools designed to alleviate the burden on planning and preparedness professionals, OES means you can more effectively manage the comprehensive cycle of preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation.