disaster mitigation News

Latest IBHS Report Finds Uneven Building Standards in Hurricane Prone States

There’s been little progress in strengthening codes to ensure safety and community resilience, according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) latest report on the residential building code systems in 18 hurricane-prone states. The 2018 edition of …

Disaster-Mitigation Programs May Be Cut, Despite Proven Savings

Federal programs to protect Americans against extreme weather and other natural disasters save even more money than previously thought, according to a report funded by the same agencies that have proposed cutting many of those programs. Contractor’s crew is nailing …

Coalition Calls for Natural Disaster Mitigation Strategy

With tropical storm season underway, the BuildStrong Coalition, a group of national business and consumer organizations, corporations and emergency management officials dedicated to stronger building codes, in order to protect homes and buildings from the devastation of natural disasters, renewed …

Washington D.C. Museum Exhibits Highlights Disaster Mitigation

A new exhibit in at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. highlights disaster mitigation and tries to answer the questions of where and how to build new structures. A hurricane simulator, a deconstructed FEMA safe room and even stairs …

South Carolina Research Lab Aims to Change Building Methods

The insurance industry hopes a 21,000-square-foot lab in rural South Carolina can help revolutionize the way homes are built and stem the cost of Mother Nature’s disasters. Officials at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety say the wake …