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Feb 04, 2016, 11:22 ET
(From left to right) Arthur Parks (State Farm), Leslie Chapman-Henderson (FLASH), Alex Garcia (KABB), Phil Burton (Simpson Strong-Tie) and Max Mayfield (Former National Hurricane Center Director) present Alex Garcia with the 2016 National Weatherperson of the Year award.

Esteemed Texas Meteorologist Named 2016 National Weatherperson of the Year

 The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)®  has named Alex Garcia, Chief Meteorologist for KABB - San Antonio 2016 National...

Feb 01, 2016, 09:42 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Launches Sweepstakes in Celebration of 2016 National Weatherperson's Day

 In honor of 2016 National Weatherperson's Day on February 5, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) today launched an online...

Jan 26, 2016, 10:00 ET

FLASH Holds Annual Conference to Launch New National Hurricane Initiative, Advance Disaster Resilience, and Address High Cost of Severe Weather Overall

 As the nation moves through severe weather from blizzards in the Mid-Atlantic to tornado outbreaks in the Southeast, more than 90 different...

Jan 19, 2016, 09:17 ET

Free Earthquake Damage Prevention Event Coming to Cape Girardeau February 3

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)®, FEMA Building Science Branch, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, Missouri...

Nov 30, 2015, 10:00 ET

2016 National Weatherperson of the Year Nominations Now Open

Today, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® announced a call for nominations for the 2016 National Weatherperson of the Year...

Nov 23, 2015, 15:11 ET

Oak Park Unified School District Recognized As "QuakeSmart®"

OAK PARK, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® recognized the Oak Park Unified...

Oct 30, 2015, 14:59 ET

San Francisco Chief Resiliency Officer and USGS Expert to Address Businesses at Free Earthquake Summit

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® and the Bay Area Earthquake Country Alliance will present QuakeSmart®...

Oct 28, 2015, 12:34 ET
Organizations Rally to Rebuild Storm-Strong Home after Superstorm Sandy

Organizations Rally to Rebuild Storm-Strong Home after Superstorm Sandy

 As the area reflects on the three-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, many homeowners are still trying to return to some kind of normal...

Oct 20, 2015, 10:00 ET

New Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Paper on Disaster Resilience, Insurance, and Technology

 The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) released its latest paper, Understanding the Intersection of Resilience,...

Oct 12, 2015, 10:00 ET

Rebuilding Storm-Strong After Sandy in Breezy Point

 WHAT: FLASH, the Portland Cement Association (PCA), the Insurance Information Institute and project partners will gather for a...

Sep 28, 2015, 13:27 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Offers Free Business Earthquake Preparedness Summits in the Bay Area

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)®, Alameda Sheriff's Department, California Governor's Office of...

Sep 17, 2015, 13:16 ET

Enter for Your Chance to Win a Resilient Roof Upgrade from the Great Hurricane Blowout and BASF Corporation

 BASF Corporation is providing one resilient roof upgrade through the Great Hurricane Blowout. With peak hurricane season upon us, the time is...

Aug 28, 2015, 07:00 ET

As Tropical Storm Erika Approaches, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) Digital Resources Help Homeowners Prepare

 As Tropical Storm Erika continues to develop, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is reminding residents in harm's way that...

Aug 12, 2015, 09:40 ET

New Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Paper Calls for Building Code Innovation Ten Years Post-Katrina

 The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) today released its latest commentary paper, Disaster Resilience Rising Means the Time is...

Jun 24, 2015, 09:03 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Offers Last House Standing™ Gaming App as Novel Approach to Disaster Safety

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® partnership today launched its latest creative take on disaster safety awareness with...

Jun 09, 2015, 15:57 ET

Christchurch Earthquake Expert to Address Cascadia Region At Free Business Preparedness Summits

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® and Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) will present QuakeSmart™...

Jun 01, 2015, 11:15 ET

Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Insurance Guide Featured at National Hurricane Center as Hurricane Season Begins

Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® President and CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson today introduced an updated version of...

May 13, 2015, 07:00 ET

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Partners Win Innovative Program of the Year Award at 2015 National VOAD Conference

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) partners...

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...