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Tale of Two Homes on The Weather Channel

Tale of Two Homes on The Weather Channel

Watch Dr. Rick Knabb and Alex Wilson as they meet with the homeowners from the original Tale of Two Homes video, highlighting the comparison between a home destroyed by Hurricane Charley and subsequently rebuilt to meet modern Building Codes. Jim and Teresa's house has proven its resilience by enduring every subsequent storm, including Hurricane Ian.

Commentary

Why Americans Aren’t Concerned About Building Codes (even though they should be)

Why Americans Aren’t Concerned About Building Codes (even though they should be)

02/21/2023

If building codes are the foundation of disaster resilience, and they are, then why don’t consumers demand them when they buy or build homes? Why isn’t building code status a top feature on real estate sites like Trulia or Zillow?

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Road to Resilience Blog

Celebrating Building Safety Month – It Starts with You!

Celebrating Building Safety Month – It Starts with You!

05/25/2023

This month, FLASH President and CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson had the pleasure of hosting a Building Safety Month podcast with two special guests from our Founding and Legacy Partner agency, FEMA. You will enjoy hearing from Joseph Chappell, Outreach & Communication, Building Science Branch, and Dr. Pataya Scott, Civil Engineer, Earthquake and Wind Programs Branch, as we get to know them and explore building safety.

Protect Your Home Blog

Resolve to Be More Disaster Resilient in the New Year

Resolve to Be More Disaster Resilient in the New Year

12/22/2023

Preparing for potential disasters is crucial no matter where you call home. Families can enhance their safety and home resilience by using these free and low-cost ways to strengthen their homes against a variety of perils. From earthquakes and extreme heat to floods, hail, hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires, these top mitigation strategies are accessible on […]