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Aug 11, 2016, 12:20 ET Hurricane Sandy Survivor Gets a New #HurricaneStrong Home

Demolition begins today on Diane Hellreigel's Hurricane Sandy-damaged home on Breezy Point in Queens, New York to clear the way for a new house,...


May 04, 2016, 09:00 ET Global Experts Convene at National Earthquake Conference

As Taiwan, Japan, and Ecuador work to recover from recent deadly earthquakes, more than 160 different organizations and experts, ranging from...


Mar 23, 2016, 11:00 ET FLASH Introduces #HurricaneStrong to Save Lives and Homes

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® today unveiled #HurricaneStrong, a new national hurricane resilience initiative to...


Feb 04, 2016, 11:22 ET 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...


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 25, 2015, 08:55 ET Mitigation Partners Team-Up for "Protect Your Home in a FLASH" Video to Help Educate Homeowners about Reducing Dangerous and Costly Lightning Losses

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting lightning safety, awareness and education has teamed up with the...


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 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...


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 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...