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
Now in its 25th year, the event will bring together private and public sector leaders, nationally- recognized engineers, meteorologists, practitioners, risk communicators, scientists, and trade professionals to share best practices and create innovative solutions.read more
The U.S. 41 bridges over the Peace River are closed until further notice due to road flooding in Punta Gorda, Florida. Storm surge, high tides, and excessive rainfall from Hurricane Idalia have caused widespread localized flooding, particularly in coastal areas. These conditions will continue to worsen this morning.read more
Yesterday, Mayor Ken Welch and the City of St. Pete team provided a storm update as Idalia continues to strengthen. If you missed the press conference, we encourage you to watch the entire video. Mayor Welch urges residents to stay alert and continue to take the storm seriously, as heavy wind and rain will occur […]read more
As Hurricane Hilary begins to hit landfall over Saturday and Sunday, the good news is she is weakening but the bad news is she also “moving faster with a forward speed,” which could bring up to 40-60 mph winds, “intense, historic rainfall … and localized higher amounts, upwards of 8-inches in some portions” with various […]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.
Get your “Groovy Home” and family ready for the 2023 hurricane season by preparing before a storm approaches by following these five #HurricaneStrong steps. Safety – Know Your Evacuation Zone One of the most critical steps for survival is to identify whether you reside in a storm surge evacuation zone and to develop a plan […]