TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially kicks off June 1, and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes wants everyone to be prepared. Join FLASH SVP of Education and Technical Programs Mike Rimoldi on Facebook Live as he will answer your questions about how to prepare your family and get your home ready for the season.
The June 1 broadcast will combat common myths and will highlight these five steps to becoming #HurricaneStrong:
- Personal Safety - Know your evacuation zone
- Family Preparedness - Build a disaster supply kit
- Financial Security - Have an insurance checkup
- Damage Prevention - Strengthen your home
- Community Service - Help your neighbor
"It's looking like a busy season for hurricanes — and homeowners. If you want to ensure that you are ready for the season, now is the time to act — don't wait until the storm is heading your way," said Rimoldi. "We want people to have time to prepare. We want them to know how to prepare and Facebook Live is a great way to get the word out."
- Thursday June 1, 2017
- 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
- Questions may be posted now through June 1 via Facebook
Launched in 2016, the #HurricaneStrong campaign helped increase public safety and reduce economic losses from hurricanes by reaching tens of millions of residents in hurricane-exposed states through business summits, digital channels, home improvement store workshops, kids programming, media outreach, school lesson plans, special events, and a Twitter campaign.
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. The FLASH partnership includes more than 100 innovative and diverse organizations that share a vision of making America a more disaster-resilient nation including: BASF Corporation, FEMA, Florida Division of Emergency Management, The Home Depot, Huber Engineered Woods, International Code Council, Kohler, Generators, National Weather Service, Portland Cement Association, Simpson Strong-Tie, State Farm, and USAA. In 2008, FLASH, and Disney opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes, in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more about FLASH and access free consumer resources by visiting www.flash.org, calling toll-free (877) 221- SAFE (7233), following @federalalliance on Twitter, Facebook.com/federalalliance, and the FLASH blog – Protect Your Home in a FLASH.
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SOURCE Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)