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2017 National Disaster Conference Convenes to Address Record Outbreak of Billion-Dollar Disasters

As California, Florida, Mexico City, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands begin recovery from deadly earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires, the nation's foremost voices in the disaster safety and resilience movement will gather for the 2017 National Disaster Resilience Conference. The information-packed event will take place from October 25 to October 27 in Atlanta and will examine how science, policy, and practice can better save lives and protect property in the face of mounting, billion-dollar disasters.

Fight Wildfire Before it Starts - #NoFuelNoFire

You can help protect your home and property from wildfire by doing yard work and home maintenance before fire season. Always maintain a minimum of 30 feet of defensible space around your home. If your wildfire risk is high or extreme, defensible space should be increased up to 100 feet and the use of more fire resistive building materials should be considered.
 

How to Be #HurricaneStrong

Since 1998, FLASH has worked with families before, during, and after natural disasters. As communities in the Southeast face the potential of destructive winds and flooding from Tropical Storm Nate, here are their top “lessons learned” for life safety and property protection ahead of the storm. (read more)

Free FEMA Ready Business Workshop Coming to Tampa

FLASH and FEMA will present a Ready Business Hurricane & Inland Flooding Preparedness Workshop in Tampa, FL on Thursday, September 28 at USAA.  
 
The event continues a series of free hurricane and inland flooding damage prevention workshops nationally offered that feature the Ready Business Hurricane and Inland Flooding Toolkits. Ready Business provides comprehensive assessments, engineering, and retrofit information designed to keep businesses open after a natural or man-made
disaster. Workshop attendees will complete initial Back-to Business Self-Assessments, and learn how to budget for business retrofit projects. The information is relevant for all personnel, especially business owners and managers, facility managers, maintenance staff, risk managers, and anyone with disaster preparedness responsibilities. The workshop is free, but advance registration is required. (Read More)

Before the Flood – Simple Steps for the Effective Use of Sandbags

Sandbags can redirect storm water and debris flows away from homes and other structures if they are properly filled, placed and maintained. Follow these steps to properly fill and place sandbags

The Basics of Flood Protection

On average, flooding causes more than 90 percent of disaster-related property damage in the U.S. each year. Preparation is the key to surviving a flood and reducing property damage.  Here are some recommendations to protect your home from floods. Some are simple and inexpensive, while others require a professional contractor.

FLASH to host #HurricaneStrong Facebook Live Preparedness Event on June 1

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially kicks off June 1, and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes wants everyone to be prepared. Join FLASH SVP of Education and Technical Programs Mike Rimoldi on Facebook Live as he will answer your questions about how to prepare your family and get your home ready for the season. (Read More)
 

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