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Hurricane Proof Home Standards

Hurricane Proof Home Standards

The International Code Council has setup a new standard for building homes that are more “resistant” to hurricanes. These homes should withstand winds of up to 150 mph and the codes will apply to homes located in the East and Gulf Coasts, coastal Alaska and the Columbia River Gorge in […]

Flood Coverage and Preparedness

Flood Coverage and Preparedness

The threat of flooding impacts many homeowners who live in low-laying areas especially near running rivers that can breach or in hurricane zones near the gulf and the Atlantic. You should always hope for the best but prepare for the worst when it comes to anticipating a flood and there […]

FLASH – Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

FLASH – Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

There is a not so new organization called FLASH that has partnered with Bob Vila to create an interactive home map that can help you identify the parts of your home that are susceptible to natural disasters. FLASH mission statement To partner with like-minded organizations from the public, private and […]