Emergency management consultancy Tidal Basin opens Tallahassee office

01 May 2023 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Tidal Basin, a Utica, NY-headquartered consulting firm specializing in disaster preparedness and recovery, has opened a new office in Tallahassee, Florida.

The new office is the firm’s second in Florida, having expanded into the state in 2020 with an Orlando location.

The Tallahassee office is located at 204 S. Monroe Street and is home to emergency and program management professionals with the resources to provide rapid response and management during natural and man-made disasters.

"This office and its people will serve as a vital resource for our clients and the communities we serve during times of crisis such as natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other unforeseen events," said CEO Daniel Craig, who hosted an open house at the new office last month. "Tidal Basin will always invest in Florida and remain dedicated to helping communities build back stronger after a disaster."

Emergency management consultancy Tidal Basin opens Tallahassee office

Tidal Basin had a strong period of growth in 2022, adding 460 professionals to its team. The firm also broadened its services portfolio with the acquisition of Capraro, a Utica-based provider of software and technology solutions. Tidal Basin also launched a customer contact center to offer inbound and outbound caller services.

The firm last year supported state and local governments with response efforts for hurricanes, tropical and severe storms, floods, wildfires, volcanic activity, as well as on continuing Covid-19 initiatives.

Founded in 1985, Tidal Basin helps organizations, businesses, and governments prepare for, manage, and recover from natural and man-made disasters. Its services include planning, training, and exercises; grants management; portfolio management for funding sources; and software integration support.

Tidal Basin is in a high-growth sector, as natural disasters continue to grow in frequency and severity due to climate change. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), weather disasters have more than doubled since 1980. In 2022, the NOAA listed 18 weather-related disasters exceeding $1 billion in losses. Disaster types included severe storms, winter storms, cyclones, hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires.

Frequency of major natural disasters has ramped up significantly, with an average of 17.8 annually in the last five years, compared to an average of 7.9 annually in the four decades since 1980.

Florida is particularly well-situated area for disasters, beset by rising ocean levels, flooding, hurricanes, and severe storms.

"As a Floridian, I am excited about the emphasis Tidal Basin has placed on supporting the people of this state, and I believe opening this office clearly represents that commitment," said Nikole Souder-Schale, Tidal Basin regional vice president. "We are committed to maintaining our standards of excellence and will continue to provide the high-quality services that are expected from Tidal Basin."