Hurricane

Wind and water damage from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Arthur can lead to costly repairs, and possibly destroy your property. Fortunately, there are many cost-effective things you can do before the storm to reduce the risk of property damage. Use the resources provided here to prepare for and recover from this storm.

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2014 Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Resources

2014 Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Resources

Resources for before and after the storm strikes.

2014 Quiet Hurricane Season Prediction Not a Reason to Let Down Guard

IBHS provides recommendations to help residents start preparing their homes for hurricane season.

2014 Travelers Institute-IBHS Hurricane Preparedness Symposium

Learn more about the fourth annual Travelers Institute-IBHS “Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season” symposium.

5 Affordable Home Projects to Prepare for a Hurricane

The Five S’s – Shingles, Soffits, Seals, Surroundings and Shutters

5 Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage During Hurricane Season

IBHS suggests five projects that you or a professional can do around your home to reduce potential water damage from wind-driven rain or the standing water from a severe storm.

American Modern Manufactured Home High Wind Testing at the IBHS Research Center

A series of tests at the IBHS Research Center evaluate the effect of high winds on attached structures to manufactured homes.

Atypical 2014 Hurricane Season a Reminder of Unpredictability of Tropical Systems

The 2014 season showed that hurricanes can travel long distances and cause damage in areas not used to the high winds and rain caused by these systems.

Building Codes: Rating the States

An assessment of residential building code and enforcement systems in hurricane-prone states.

Commercial High Wind Test (2012)

Resources to help create stronger masonry structures based on the latest building science.

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