Posts Tagged ‘ hurricanes ’

Building Safety Month Concludes with a Focus on Disaster Preparedness 

May 28th, 2021

The virtual celebration for Building Safety Month ends with week 4, which highlights disaster preparedness. This week, the Code Council, its members and partners emphasize the importance of advanced planning for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes to help individuals and communities increase health and safety of their population during and […]

Florida: The Enigma of Window Selling

Jun 6th, 2018

It seems like we had a very long winter, skipped over spring and jumped right into summer. Hurricane season is already here and we have already had one named storm, Alberto. I recently attended an industry meeting in Florida, and the predictions are for another very active hurricane season. Florida has recovered from the housing […]

Survey: Most Florida Residents Aren’t Prepared for Hurricanes

May 11th, 2018

About half of Florida’s homeowners haven’t taken recommended measures to safeguard their property against hurricanes, according to a new survey conducted by sliding door manufacturer Origin Global. The finding comes as the National Weather Service marks Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 6–12)  ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on June 1. In a survey […]

Hurricane Katrina Ten Years Later

Jul 17th, 2015

DWM went on location to New Orleans to interview a prominent code expert and learn what the community and code leaders have learned–and how they have changed–ten years post Katrina. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

IBHS Launches Fortified Home™-Hurricane Program

Aug 26th, 2014

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) launched a construction program designed to strengthen homes against the high winds and wind-driven rain of hurricanes. The program, Fortified Home™- Hurricane, was launched in conjunction with the 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24. “Andrew devastated southern Florida and was the second costliest hurricane […]

IBHS Launches New Program to Create Hurricane-Resistant Homes

Jun 25th, 2014

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) announced that it is launching a new program called Fortified HomeTM – Hurricane designed to help homeowners build safer, stronger new homes, and retrofit existing homes to make them more resistant to hurricanes. During the last few years, IBHS has conducted pilot projects using the new […]

Hurricane-Prone Florida Among States Lauded for Strengthened Building Codes

Sep 27th, 2013

Tammy Solomon doesn’t think the statute that requires wind- and impact-resistant glass for exterior glass doors and windows throughout most of Florida should be a one-size-fits-all mandate. Solomon, the purchaser/buyer at Jacksonville-based First Coast Glass and Repair, says flying debris is hardly the primary worry for her many clients who live on or near a […]

Common Tornado Myth Involve Windows and Glass

May 22nd, 2013

The tornados that struck Moore, Okla., earlier this week brought to the forefront a myth that involves glass and fenestration products. According to Valerie Block, senior marketing specialist with DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, some people believe you should open the windows if you hear a tornado because it will equalize air pressure, potentially saving a […]