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At least one-fourth of all businesses that close because of a disaster never reopen. Small businesses are especially vulnerable because very few have the resources or knowledge to assess disaster risks and develop comprehensive mitigation and...

Hurricane Preparedness 101

Shutters should be a planned element of any vulnerable home. Permanent fasteners should be installed long before storm warnings, so panels can be put in place quickly and time can be spent focusing on the needs of your family and pets. Why do I need...

Top Five Ways to Protect Homes from Hurricanes

Shutter all openings . The most important thing you can do to improve the chance your home will survive a hurricane is to protect all windows and doors. The range of products on the market today means it's easier to find protection that fits your...

Fortified…for safer living

Learn how FORTIFIED construction standards and methods can make your property stronger and more resilient to natural disasters.

Evacuation Plans

When community evacuations become necessary, local officials provide information to the public through the media. In some circumstances, other warning methods such as sirens or telephone calls are also used. Additionally, there may be circumstances...