Sources: Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Tallahassee, Fla.; CP staff
The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) Partnership has marked the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s sweep through coastal New Jersey and New York with a new video featuring a storm survivor’s commitment to building her home back better and creating resilience in the face of future storms.
Hurricane-force winds and deadly Atlantic Ocean surge destroyed Diane Hellriegel’s 1955 home in Breezy Point, a neighborhood along the waterfront of Queens, N.Y. A new wind- and flood-resistant, energy-efficient residence in its place underscores the capacity of insulating concrete forms and concrete roof tiles to abide model building codes, best coastal construction practices, and Insurance Institute for Building and Home Safety Fortified Home methods.
“Bringing our partners together to rebuild Diane’s home showcases the many affordable options for durable, resilient construction with everyday benefits as well as future safety value,” says FLASH CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson.
The #HurricaneStrong Home is a demonstration project presented by FLASH, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Eagle Roofing, Logix, Portland Cement Association, Insulating Concrete Form Manufacturers Association, New Jersey Institute of Technology, plus a host of other building material or product suppliers, technology interests and allied organizations.