Strong Homes, Safe Families!

Strong Homes, Safe Families!

By FLASH
Who We Are

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®) is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.
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Skills + Supplies Today = Safety and Survival Tomorrow
What’s in your hurricane supply kit? Do you have what you need to make repairs after a storm? Can you safely operate a generator? How about a chainsaw? This week’s podcast with checklists and videos will provide the refresher you need to make sure you are #HurricaneStrong and ready for the June 1 start of hurricane season. My guest expert for this discussion on Episode Three of Strong Homes, Safe Families! is Sean Reilly, District Manager for Lowe’s along North and South Carolina coasts⁠—between Myrtle Beach and Morehead City. In this interview, Sean talks about the importance of individual and family preparedness by having adequate disaster know-how, supplies, and equipment.  Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) #HurricaneStrong Leslie Chapman-Henderson Email: info@flash.org Toll-free: (877) 221-SAFE (7233)
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May 27, 2020
Trailer - Skills + Supplies Today = Safety and Survival Tomorrow
What’s in your hurricane supply kit? Do you have what you need to make repairs after a storm? Can you safely operate a generator? How about a chainsaw? This week’s podcast with checklists and videos will provide the refresher you need to make sure you are #HurricaneStrong and ready for the June 1 start of hurricane season. My guest expert for this discussion on Episode Three of Strong Homes, Safe Families! is Sean Reilly, District Manager for Lowe’s along North and South Carolina coasts⁠—between Myrtle Beach and Morehead City. In this interview, Sean talks about the importance of individual and family preparedness by having adequate disaster know-how, supplies, and equipment.  Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) #HurricaneStrong Leslie Chapman-Henderson Email: info@flash.org Toll-free: (877) 221-SAFE (7233)
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May 27, 2020
The Scoop on Hurricane Shutters
Before Mother Nature heads your way, are you prepared for hurricane season? Our guest for Episode Two on Strong Homes, Safe Families! is Tim Robinson, managing partner of Global Protection Products and president of the International Hurricane Protection Association. In this interview, Tim tells us everything you need to know to choose the right hurricane shutters for your home. Topics Include: ● Opening Protection: Windows, glass doors, and older openings ● Code/Testing Requirements: Change is inevitable when building impact-rated products ● Two Test Types: Wind cycle and impact resistance to approve products ● Options: What are they? How are they mounted? How much do they cost? - Galvanized steel vs. aluminum panel - Clear or polycarbonate storm panel - Fabric panel - Accordion shutter - Roll-up shutter - Hinged-colonial or Bahama shutter ●  ROI: Insurance savings and discounts ● Lessons Learned No matter what shutter system is selected, maintain it regularly Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) #HurricaneStrong Leslie Chapman-Henderson Email: info@flash.org Toll-free: (877) 221-SAFE (7233)
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May 20, 2020
National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham - Getting #HurricaneStrong Ahead of the 2020 Season
Are you prepared to protect your family and home before hurricane season hits? Will you be able to bounce back swiftly? Today’s guest is Ken Graham from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, and he has plenty of tips to stay safe. Leslie Chapman-Henderson from Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) talks to Ken about the science, public policy, and practice of being better prepared for hurricanes. Topics: ● Rising Water Evacuation: Why and when Ken decided to become a meteorologist ● Disaster Resilience: Bouncing back to recover quickly from a hurricane is possible ● Science: Meteorological breakthrough with track forecast and ability to narrow errors ● Public Policy: Best practices to be resilient by knowing who and when to evacuate ● Practice: Risk communication, perception, decision-making, and other human factors ● Tech Tools: People flee storms, but hurricane hunters use technology to collect data ● Preparation: Positive impact due to COVID-19 pandemic
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May 5, 2020
Trailer - National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham - Getting #HurricaneStrong Ahead of the 2020 Season
Are you prepared to protect your family and home before hurricane season hits? Will you be able to bounce back swiftly?
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May 5, 2020