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Apr 29, 2015, 09:35 ET
Which Safe Room is Right for You?

New Videos from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Meet Demand for Tornado Safe Room Information

According to tornado watch data from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center, nearly 90% of U.S. counties experienced tornado watches...

Apr 10, 2015, 11:54 ET

We Can Build Better in Advance of Tornadoes - A Statement from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®)

 The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is again raising the issue of building in tornado zones using the new, groundbreaking construction...

Mar 17, 2015, 10:30 ET

KOHLER® Home Generator Sweepstakes - There's Still Time to Win

March 31 marks the last chance to win a KOHLER home generator as a part of the Great Winter Weather Party. One lucky family will win an 8kW (Model...

Feb 09, 2015, 12:00 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Launches Sweepstakes in Honor of the Ongoing Celebration of the 2015 National Weatherperson of the Year

In honor of 2015 National Weatherperson's Day, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) today launched an online sweepstakes that will...

Feb 05, 2015, 11:16 ET

Meteorologist Max Mayfield Named "2015 National Weatherperson of the Year" by Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)®

 The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) today named former National Hurricane Center (NHC) Director Max Mayfield "2015 National...

Jan 20, 2015, 12:31 ET

Nearly 90% of U.S. Counties Experience Tornado Watches

In remarks delivered today at the International Builders Show, nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® President and CEO Leslie...

Jan 06, 2015, 09:45 ET

$1,500 "Disaster Resilience" Scholarships Now Available

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) today launched its fourth annual scholarship program for master's and doctoral candidates...

Dec 29, 2014, 10:00 ET

Free Online Earthquake Resilience Program Now Available

Following widespread business interest in earthquake damage prevention workshops, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) today...

Dec 19, 2014, 10:00 ET

Enter to Win a KOHLER® Generator in the Third Annual Great Winter Weather Party Sweepstakes

With the official start of winter on Sunday, December 21, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® today launched the third...

Nov 19, 2014, 07:30 ET

National Experts Convene to Advance Disaster Resilience

More than 175 of the nation's leading experts will gather this week in Orlando for the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes' (FLASH) 2014...

Nov 17, 2014, 09:48 ET

KOHLER® Home Generator Sweepstakes - There's Still Time to Win

November 30 marks the end of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the last chance to win a KOHLER home generator and professional installation as...

Sep 29, 2014, 13:15 ET

Free Earthquake Damage Prevention Workshops Offered to Small Businesses by FEMA and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)®

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are co-presenting a series...

Aug 24, 2014, 13:51 ET

Forty-two States At Risk for Earthquake: Residents Should Prepare Now

Citing today's 6.0 magnitude Northern California earthquake, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) urges residents in 42...

May 15, 2014, 09:00 ET

Disaster Safety Leaders Call For Stronger High Wind Building Codes

As the anniversary of the May 20, 2013, deadly EF-5 Moore, Oklahoma tornado approaches, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)®...

May 01, 2014, 15:59 ET

Homes Can Be Built to Better Withstand Most Tornadoes

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) today released Building Codes: The Foundation for Resilience, its commentary prepared for the...

Apr 16, 2014, 15:05 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from National Hurricane Conference

The National Hurricane Conference award committee today presented the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) with the Outstanding Achievement...

Apr 15, 2014, 07:00 ET
New Survey Uncovers Top Hurricane Myths.  (PRNewsFoto/Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH))

La mayoría de los estadounidenses piensan erróneamente que la velocidad del viento determina la evacuación por huracán

Una Encuesta Interactiva Harris nacional encargada por la organización sin fines de lucro Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® ha...

Apr 15, 2014, 07:00 ET
New Survey Uncovers Top Hurricane Myths.  (PRNewsFoto/Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH))

Most Americans incorrectly believe wind speeds determine hurricane evacuation

A national Harris Interactive Survey commissioned by the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® has revealed some frightening...

Jan 24, 2014, 14:45 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Names Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel as 2014 "Weatherperson of the Year"

In honor of National Weatherperson's Day, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) honored Jim Cantore from The Weather...

Jan 24, 2014, 06:22 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Launches Sweepstakes in Honor of National Weatherperson's Day

Winner to receive a three-night vacation package to the Walt Disney World Resort® In honor of 2014 National Weatherperson's Day, the...