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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...

Jan 16, 2014, 08:00 ET

February 28 Deadline to Apply for Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Scholarship Program

$1,500 scholarships target students seeking higher education and graduate degrees that underpin disaster safety and mitigation The Federal...

Nov 25, 2013, 09:46 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Announces University of Florida "MitiGators" as Winners of RenaissanceRe $20,000 Challenge

Graduate students competed with projects to promote disaster resilience The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® today announced...

Oct 29, 2013, 07:00 ET

Superstorm Sandy: Survivors Share Footage of Storm's Destructive Power

A family moves next door to safety and captures storm washing away their home On the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the nonprofit...

Oct 24, 2013, 10:39 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes® Releases Hurricane Sandy 'Tale of Two Homes' Story of Survival

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) today launched a new video in its Tale of Two Homes series entitled, "Hurricane Sandy: A Story of...

Oct 16, 2013, 09:33 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes® Joins Experts at Earthquake Forum

Free Public Forum Coincides with Global "Great ShakeOut" Preparedness Drill  The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is joining local,...

Oct 07, 2013, 11:12 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes® President and CEO Addresses United Nations in Conjunction with October 7 - World Habitat Day 2013

Remarks Focus on Advancing Resilience through Policy Leadership, Social Value and Open Source Information Federal Alliance for Safe Homes...

Aug 30, 2013, 05:00 ET

Labor Day Weekend Travelers Can Use New Smartphone Technology to Stay Weather Safe Without Texting On the Road

FLASH Weather Alerts App provides voice warnings that allow drivers to track weather without distracting and dangerous texting  With AAA...

Jun 06, 2013, 18:48 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Brings Together Nation's Experts in Tornado Prediction, Warning, Safety, Construction and Building Codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® today convened a virtual news...

Jun 05, 2013, 10:46 ET

Tornado Science and Safety Experts Host Virtual News Conference to Dispel Tornado Myths and Misinformation

The following news conference is being announced by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH): WHEN: Thursday, June 6 10:00 AM EDT to 10:50 AM...

May 23, 2013, 14:05 ET

Hurricane Preparedness Week Begins May 27 with Next Generation of Mitigation Tools and Technology from FLASH

 With just days until the start of hurricane season, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® is offering Mitigation 2.0 --- an...

May 20, 2013, 18:07 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Highlights Tornado Safety and Technology to Help Protect Families in Harm's Way

As nearly uninterrupted severe weather threats continue following tornado destruction last week through today, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for...

Apr 04, 2013, 09:00 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Appoints Tami Torres Senior Vice President of Outreach and Communications

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) today announced that Tami Torres is joining the organization as Senior Vice President of Outreach and...