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Web Resources for Disaster Resistance, Construction and Remodeling

This page provides a variety of resources.

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management AgencyThe Federal Emergency Management Agency is an independent agency reporting to the President and tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disaster.

Hazard Mitigation Program
Program to assist States and local communities in implementing long-term mitigation measures following a Presidential disaster declaration.

Do Not Hire a Contractor Before Reading This (Coming Soon)Helps home and small business owners recover after a disaster and avoid getting cheated by storm chasers.

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH, Inc.) [Jim's Favorite]
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting disaster safety and property loss mitigation provides resources including a blueprint for safety, animated how-to's & videos for mitigating disaster damage and fact sheets.

Institute for Business & Home Safety [Jim's Favorite]

National nonprofit initiative of the insurance industry that engages in communication, education, engineering and research. Provides resources for mitigating risk and recovering from a disaster, including publications, video clips and news items.

Mitigation How To Series
Offers advice on preparing a home or business to survive a natural disaster.

ToolBase is the housing industry's resource for technical information on building products, materials, new technologies, business management, and housing systems.

Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Hurricane Retrofit Strategies
Remodeling and rebuilding techniques for hurricane-prone areas.

Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your House or Small Buisness
Designs for wind shelters that homeowners can build inside their houses.

Practices for Hurricane Resistance and Reconstruction
Recommendations to prepare your home against hurricances.

Preliminary Results from Hurricane Investigation
To assess how housing performed during the recent Florida hurricanes, PATH technical staff traveled to Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte in September.


U.S. Fire Administration
Fire safety for older adults

National Flood Insurance Program
Technical Bulletins

Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting
On-line publication designed specifically for homeowners who want to know how to protect their houses from flooding.

Recovering from a Flood
Recommendations on how to rebuild from flooding.

Technologies for Flood Resistance and Reconstruction
Tips on how to protect and recover from flooding.


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ICC/IRC Combination Code Certified Inspector (Combination R-5)

   International Code Council (ICC) Residential Building Inspector

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International Code Council (ICC) Residential Plumbing Inspector

Legacy Southern Building Code Congress International - SBCCI Combination Code Certified

Texas Dept. of Insurance - VIP Property Inspector 16708061031

Texas Real Estate Commission Professional Inspector 1646

Texas Residential Construction Commission Inspector 1590

Member of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors - InterNACHI 

Texas Real Estate Commission Qualified Sponsoring Professional Inspector

Providing professional real estate home inspection service in Galveston, Harris, Brazoria counties and area communities. Houston home inspection service area includes: Galveston, South and East Harris, East Fort Bend and West Chambers counties including the communities of League City, Friendswood, Pearland, Texas City, LaMarque, Dickinson, Sienna Plantation, San Leon, Bacliff, Kemah, Clear Lake Shores, Taylor Lake Village, Pasadena, Deer Park, LaPorte, Shoreacres, Seabrook, Hiitchcock, Santa Fe, Alvin, Manvel, Danbury, Liverpool, East Baytown.
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