Hurricane Florence: How to prepare to survive

With a Category 4 hurricane predicted to hit the East Coast later this week, this gives us time to work on developing an emergency plan for the future.  Putting this plan together can eliminate some of the stress associated with a storm.  Take a look at the article below to help you develop your emergency […]

Opinion 7 ways drones improve insurance operations

Disaster-Smart Consulting, Inc has Commercially Licensed Drone Pilots servicing our coastal areas.  Let us help you with all your drone needs.  Give us a call at (888) 964-8776.   Click here to read article

SC Home Grant

Darius Grimes, CEO, of Disaster Smart Consulting, Inc. was on the advisory board in 2005 – 2006 when this program  was being developed.  This program is similar to the Strengthen Alabama Homes program we have participated in except; this program has a $5000 grant for a new roof whereas; Strengthen Alabama has $10,000 grant.  Both […]

Baldwin County Homebuilders, FORTIFIED Evaluators Honored

Disaster Smart Consulting, Inc received the 2017 Spotlight award for completing 283 FORTIFIED designations.  It was also one of the four award winners who earned a FORTIFIED Home Volume Award for the third consecutive year, while the other five honorees are first-time award winners.   Malik added “All of our award winners are making a real-world […]

11 Benchmarks for Resilient Homes and Communities

BUILDER These standards help prevent losses and promote recovery from hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and more. By Kathleen Brown weberfoto/Adobe Stock The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) declared 2017 the most expensive year on record for weather and climate disasters, with damage costs totaling $306.2 billion. The collective $265.0 billion cost of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, […]

What Alabama Can Teach You about Storm Resilience

How community organizing, the insurance industry and state policy changes came together to make coastal Alabama a leader in weather-resilient home construction. A new home under construction in coastal Alabama, being built to modern storm resilience standards. Open to Mobile and Baldwin County residents, regardless of income or insurer, Strengthen Alabama Homes provided grants up […]

Good Morning Curtis: IBHS Hurricane Research Center

With hurricane season already in the air, Curtis Wilson, Co-anchor of Good Morning Columbia, stopped by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety Research Center to see how they use their experiments to help prepare your homes in case of severe weather.  To find out more select below:   Good Morning Curtis: IBHS Hurricane […]

Strong & Ready For Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is officially underway. We’re all hoping for a mild season, but MyStrongHome customers are doing more: these customers are flexing their muscles in front of their strong homes to show they are prepared. A roof is ‘the holy grail of home upgrades’, according to a 2017 Remodeling Impact Report by the National Association of Realtors. […]

Local Experts Share Tips for Protecting Your Home’s Roof During Hurricane Season

Hurricane damage can cost a fortune and one of the most expensive repairs is the roof of your home. MyStrongHome is a local organization that combines insurance, construction and financing to help people fortify their roof and protect from any damages a storm may cause. To learn more:  

As Storms Worsen, Many Coastal States Aren’t Prepared

Lax building codes and poor enforcement are a big problem in some places. by Elizabeth Daigneau | June 2018 In less than a week, Hurricane Harvey dropped up to 50 inches of rain on Houston. (Shutterstock) June is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. And according to researchers at Colorado State University, it’s going […]