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Homeowners Strengthen Their Homes

To learn more about windstorm construction features and possibly determine if your home contains any of these features, we recommend the following Web Resources:

  • Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Link Opens New Window: "The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes - FLASH, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting disaster safety and property loss mitigation."

  • Safe and Well List Link Opens New Window: "If you have been affected by a disaster, this website provides a way for you to register yourself as “safe and well.” Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well.” The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s First Name, Last Name, an “As of Date”, and the “safe and well” messages selected. "

  • Blueprint For Safety Link Opens New Window: "This educational program is designed to provide accurate, current and reliable information about disaster-safety building techniques and features to help families become better prepared for floods, hurricanes, wildfires and windstorms."

    We recommend you visit these destinations on the Blueprint for Safety Web site:
    • "Wind Basics"
    • "Wind Protection"
    • "Wind Retrofit"

  • In addition, the animated Roof, Walls, Windows, and Doors Homeowner How To's provide excellent reference information on how you can strengthen your home to protect you and your family from hurricane loss.

  • Institute for Business and Home Safety Link Opens New Window: "The Institute for Business & Home Safety’s mission is to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other property losses by conducting research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparation practices."
    We recommend you visit these destinations on the IBHS Web site:
    Publications: Link Opens New Window
    • "S" Marks the Spot (part of the IBHS Hurricane Protection Series)
    • "Keep Wind and Water Out"
    • "Rebuilding After a Hurricane"