Can a home be truly hurricane-proof? Here are some of the ways to upgrade and design a safer house for hurricane season.read more
When Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle in October 2018, Becky Nixon’s home in Panama City was damaged by limbs falling from the old oak and pine trees that once surrounded her triple-wide trailer.read more
The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH) named Mike Buresh, Chief Meteorologist, Action News JAX – WJAX, WFOX as the 2024 National Weatherperson of the Year (NWP). This annual accolade acknowledges weather professionals who exhibit exemplary leadership in advocating for disaster safety and resilience.read more
The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) invites experts to submit presentations for consideration by the National Disaster Resilience Conference (NDRC24) committee. Set to take place from November 20 to 22, 2024, in Clearwater Beach, Florida, the conference seeks to explore innovative approaches and programs that drive advancements in resilience policy, practice, science, and […]read more
The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) revealed the names of the five finalists for the 2024 National Weatherperson of the Year award. This annual accolade acknowledges exceptional weather professionals who exhibit exemplary leadership in advocating for disaster safety and resilience.read more
In an effort to enhance earthquake preparedness and resilience among businesses and organizations, FEMA, San Diego County Office of Emergency Services, and the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) are pleased to announce registration is open for the free QuakeSmart Preparedness Workshop.read more
The National Disaster Resilience Conference (NDRC) today announced its 2023 resilience leadership awards for individuals who champion disaster safety and resilience. The NDRC and nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) will honor the eight individuals today during the award luncheon at its annual gathering in Clearwater Beach, Florida.read more
Two houses are side by side. One is a crumpled mess of splintered wood and ripped insulation. The other stands perfectly intact. This image is one that increasingly pops up on news sites and social media after hurricanes, floods, and climate-fueled disasters. An accompanying caption often emphasizes that the intact home was built with a […]read more
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.
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?Read More
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.
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 […]