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Strengthen Alabama Homes

Montgomery, AL 36104

Open to all residents, regardless of income or insurer. Provides grants up to $10,000 to homeowners with a primary residence in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Alabama. Must upgrade their existing home to the FORTIFIED standard.

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The Effect of FORTIFIED™ Construction on Home Resale Value

500 Colonial Dr. 201 Bidgood Hall Box 870397 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Switching from conventional construction standards to FORTIFIED increases the value of a home by nearly 7 percent

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Construction Code Supplement

po Box 2731, Mobile, Al 36652

The Construction Code Supplement includes FORTIFIED’s code+ recommendations, providing improved protection and added benefits for coastal and inland communities and residents.

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FORTIFIED Resources

4775 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617

All FORTIFIED Home™ and FORTIFIED Commercial™ standards, technical summaries, and other documentation are available online. Includes FORTIFIED standards, technical summaries and memos, flyers, logos and marketing materials.

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The Top Ten Questions To Ask About Your Homeowners Insurance

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Ask these questions to get the best value and coverage for your homeowners insurance. You can save money and thank us later.

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FORTIFIED Certifications and Training

4775 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617

There are two types of FORTIFIED Home™ training courses- FORTIFIED Evaluator and FORTIFIED Wise. Choose the option that best suits your needs.

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The Alabama Coastal Insurance Shopper’s Guide

university of alabama

This guide provides all the information needed to make informed decisions about homeowners insurance

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Don’t Goof When You Re-Roof

mobile, al

Re-roofing is a big opportunity to put money back in your pocket, ease your mind and better protect your home and everything in it.

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Legislation

po box 2731, mobile, al 36652

Model legislation that supports community resilience or mitigation efforts. Updated June 2017. Alabama, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.

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Flood Resources

po box 2731, mobile, al

Flooding is the most common, and costly, disaster. It happens in every state and everyone is in a flood zone. Over 20% of all flood insurance claims come from outside high-risk areas.

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Alabama FORTIFIED Insurance Discounts Sheet

4775 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617

Alabama leads the nation in FORTIFIED construction with over 3,000 properties designated to meet the standard. These incentives are part of the reason why.

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The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

4775 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617

Conducts objective, scientific research to identify and promote the most effective ways to strengthen homes, businesses and communities against natural disasters.

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Insurers Guide To FORTIFIED

Written for insurers and provides the information and resources you need to help clients and understand FORTIFIED, in one convenient package.

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2016 Alabama Tornado Preparedness Guide & Insurance Tips

8700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 1200S Chicago, IL 60631-3512

Prepare ahead of time for storms and learn how to work with insurance companies in the recovery process. Also offers facts and information about some of the deadliest and costliest tornado outbreaks.

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FORTIFIED Commercial Resources

4775 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617

IBHS’ FORTIFIED COMMERCIAL standards address specific natural hazard risks, and provides recommendations for reducing damage particular to that risk

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Building Codes

500 New Jersey Avenue, NW 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001

Building codes protect life safety and are minimum standards. Every three years they are updated.

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North Carolina FORTIFIED Discounts sheet

FORTIFIED qualifies homeowners in coastal North Carolina for insurance discounts. Find out how much you could save.

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Handout for Don’t Goof When You Re-Roof

PO Box 2731 Mobile, al

This printable handout for Don’t Goof When You Re-Roof gives a quick overview of the program and how to learn more.

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FloodSmart

2514 Oregon Ave Anacortes, Washington 98221

Easily find out if you’re at risk, get tips, resources, where to buy and what to ask your insurance agent

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Sealing the Roof Deck: Choosing the Right Tape

Insurance Institute for Business and home safety

A key component of the FORTIFIED program is having a sealed roof deck. Learn the tape types that can be combined with qualified underlayments to seal your roof deck.

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report

Mitigation against natural hazards saves according to the National Institute of Building Sciences

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