Research that Leads to Stronger Buildings & Communities

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Post-Florence: Now What?

  • Learn more at fortifiedhome.org. Building stronger and smarter will not break the bank and an easy, step-by-step process will guide you.
  • If NCIUA is your insurer, visit DisasterSafety.org/fortified/nciua.
  • Address your flood risk. Visit floodsmart.gov to learn how.
  • Alert your insurer. Once the work is scheduled, make sure your insurance company is aware you are having a FORTIFIED roof installed. You may be eligible for additional support or premium discounts.

 

The Wall Street Journal article looks carefully at storm survivors’ decision to build stronger homes, focusing on adoption of the IBHS FORTIFIED Home™ program. Read on to see why a growing number of Gulf coast residents are saying, “Never again,” and choosing to build FORTIFIED this hurricane season.

Creating stronger, safer, more resilient communities.

We translate our research into actionable measures for homeowners and businesses to make their buildings more disaster-resistant. Our research also informs our FORTIFIED construction standards for new and existing buildings.

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Helping business owners weather the storm.

Planning helps business owners prepare for and more quickly and effectively recover from a disaster or any business interruption. IBHS provides a variety of resources to assist with this important process, including its free business continuity toolkit, OFB-EZ® (Open for Business-EZ). With its non-technical language and streamlined layout, this kit provides even the smallest businesses with big business resources to create a customized plan that suits their needs.

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