Royal Plus has itself a Champion!

A  fishing champion to be precise… Our very own Kelsey Cycyk, won 1st place in the open division of the Old Inlet Spring Surf Fishing Tournament. Along with this title, she is also the first woman to place first overall in the tournament’s history!

Congratulations Kelsey!!!

 

2015 Best of Kissimmee Award

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Royal Plus Disaster Kleenup Receives 2015 Best of Kissimmee Award

Kissimmee Award Program Honors the Achievement

KISSIMMEE June 5, 2015 — Royal Plus Disaster Kleenup has been selected for the 2015 Best of Kissimmee Award in the Fire & Water Damage Restoration Contractors category by the Kissimmee Award Program.

Each year, the Kissimmee Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Kissimmee area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Kissimmee Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Kissimmee Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Kissimmee Award Program

The Kissimmee Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Kissimmee area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Kissimmee Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Royal Plus Photo Contest for November

We’ve received a number of great photographs this month for the Photo Contest. We will definitely use a few of your pictures in our marketing materials but we can only pick one winner. This month, the honor goes to Mike Kohut for his excellent photograph. Thank you everyone for participating, we are continuing the contest so send in your pictures for consideration!

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Royal Plus Photo Contest

We’ve started a photo contest to engage our employees and to acquire some pretty good marketing shots. This month, the honor goes to Dave Kissinger for his excellent photograph. Thank you everyone for participating, we are continuing the contest so send in your pictures for consideration!

Dave Kissinger Photograph

Top 10 costliest weather disasters of 2014…

Aon Benfield’s catastrophe-model development center Impact Forecasting reveals in its newly released Global Catastrophe Recap some more of the costliest weather events for the year to date, including major hurricanes and flooding. Several of these events that happened during the month of September rank among the costliest weather events to date thus far in 2014. Complete article can be found at  PropertyCasualty360.

 

(AP Photo/Wally Santana)

10. Typhoon Matmo, in Taiwan, China and the Philippines (7/22-7/24)
Structures/Claims: 30,000-plus
Economic Losses: $570 Million-plus

(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

9. Flooding in China (8/22-8/28)
Structures/Claims: 10,000-plus
Economic Losses: $700 Million-plus

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

8. Flooding in China (7/13-7/18)
Structures/Claims: 80,000-plus
Economic Losses: $1.25 billion-plus

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7. Drought in China (6/20-7/31)
Structures/Claims: Unknown
Economic Losses: $1.4 Billion-plus

(AP Photo/Noah Berger)

6. Earthquake in California (8/24)
Structures/Claims: Thousands-plus
Economic Losses: $2.0 Billion-plus

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

5. Flooding in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. (8/11-8/13)
Structures/Claims: 70,000-plus
Economic Losses: $2.0 Billion-plus

(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

4. Hurricane Odile (9/10-9/17)
Structures/Claims: 50,000-plus
Economic Losses: $ Billions (closest assessment available)

(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

3. Earthquake in China (8/3)
Structures/Claims: 225,000-plus
Economic Losses: $6.3 Billion-plus

(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

2. Super Typhoon Rammasun, in the Philippines, China & Vietnam (7/15-7/20)
Structures/Claims: 780,000
Economic Losses: $6.5 billion

(AP Photo/Mansoor Abbas)

1. Flooding in India and Pakistan (9/2-9/15)
Structures/Claims: 375,000
Economic Losses: More than $18 Billion (*highest to date in 2014)

 

Complete article can be found at  PropertyCasualty360

Remembering Another Devastating Hurricane – Ivan

Courtesy of FEMA.gov

Taken by Edward Fincke, Expedition 9 Crew, International Space Station, NASA

Photo taken by Edward Fincke, Expedition 9 Crew, International Space Station, NASA

Ten years ago “Ivan the Terrible,” as the deadly hurricane was dubbed, ripped across the Gulf Coast as the strongest storm of the 2004 season. Ten years later, Hurricane Ivan serves as a reminder that the time to prepare for the next hurricane is now.

Ivan is remembered for its storm surge, extensive rains, and 117 tornadoes that caused coastal and inland flooding and tornado damage across much of the southeastern United States. Strong winds spread well inland—damaging homes, and downing trees and power lines. Ten states from Louisiana to New York received federal disaster declarations, including five in the southeast.

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Ivan made its first U.S. landfall on September 16, as a strong Category 3 hurricane, just west of Gulf Shores, Alabama, with its strongest winds occurring near the Alabama-Florida panhandle border. Wind and high surf caused extensive damage to Innerarity Point and Orange Beach, Alabama. In Florida, storm surge took out portions of the Interstate 10 bridge system in Pensacola Bay and Perdido Key was significantly damaged. Thousands of homes in Baldwin County (Alabama) and Escambia, and Santa Rosa Counties in Florida were damaged or destroyed. In Escambia County alone debris piles were more than three-quarters of a mile long and 70 feet high. In all, Ivan was the most destructive hurricane to affect this area in more than 100 years.

“Hurricane Ivan serves as a reminder, especially during National Preparedness Month, that we all need to be ready for disasters and emergencies,” said FEMA Region IV Acting Regional Administrator Andrew Velasquez III. “September is also the height of hurricane season, so preparing now is even more critical for families and businesses in the Southeast.”

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

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