2018.Hurricane Landfall Predictions – Caribbean and U.S

“Some United States zones and the Caribbean Islands are currently in their strongest hurricane landfall cycle in 40 to 70-years.” Most accurate hurricane prediction organization says 2018 will be another big season – has expanded predictions into the Lesser Antilles OCALA, Fla. (PRWEB)March 09, 2018 The United States – Puerto Rico – and the Northern […]

Georgia receives poor rating from IBHS for residential building code systems

By Collin Huguley Jun 4, 2018, 12:44pm Georgia homeowners might be a little less prepared for hurricanes if 2018 turns out to be a stormy year. The state of Georgia’s rating from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety for residential building code systems slipped a point from the last rating three years ago. […]

Wall of Wind Challenge attracts next generation of engineers

Coral Park High School won first place with their impressive wind resistance model building. Students from Florida Christian School set up their model building in front of FIU’s Wall of Wind fans. Eight students from Coral Park Senior High School huddled together, a question hanging in the air: Would the model building they created withstand […]

Building to be Resilient

As hurricane season begins, an MIT expert discusses the benefits of building structures that can more easily weather a major storm.   https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-06-01/mits-jeremy-gregory-building-with-resilience-to-beat-hurricane-damage

Estimating the Effect of FORTIFIED Home Construction on Home Resale Value

A new study on the resale value of FORTIFIED home construction by The University of Alabama’s Center for Insurance Information and Research, ACIIR, can be found at the URL below.  CEO / President of Disaster-Smart Consulting, Inc., Darius Grimes, sits on the advisory board of this organization. https://culverhouse.ua.edu/aciir/research

Prepare Your Home For Destructive Summer Storms

Disaster-Smart can help you with our suite of inspections to help you strengthen your  home from both destructive summer storms and hurricanes.  Contact our office today! Published Saturday, May. 12, 2018, 7:34 am Front Page » Events » Prepare your home for destructive summer storms Join AFP’s 112,000+ followers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Purchase […]

How to Disaster-Proof Your Home

As you read through this article, just remember, Disaster-Smart, offers home evaluations nationwide. Give us a call at 1-888-964-8776 to schedule your home evaluation today. How to Disaster-Proof Your Home Natural disasters are going to happen. Take steps to prepare—and see if you can get help with the costs. Getty Images By Kimberly Lankford, Contributing […]