Introduction to the FORTIFIED Home Program (Part 1)
What is FORTIFIED? How can you prep your home for hurricanes? You have questions. We have answers. Texas Sea Grant Planning Specialist Kate de Gennaro chats with Julie Shiyou-Woodard from Smart Home America and Alex Cary from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety about how fortifying your home can protect your home and belongings at any price point.
Deeper Dive into FORTIFIED Building Standards (Part 2)
Texas Sea Grant Planning Specialist Kate de Gennaro takes a deeper dive into the benefits of fortifying your home with Julie Shiyou-Woodard from Smart Home America and Alex Cary from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety.
SCDRP Webinar Introducing the South Atlantic Region Mitigation Guidebook, March 18, 2021
Julie Shiyou-Woodard, President and CEO of Smart Home America, updates us on the performance of the FORTIFIED homes initiative and introduces the South Atlantic Mitigation Guidebook, a handy reference for state resilience programs and initiatives.
Assessing the Impacts of FORTIFIED standards on Coastal Resilience, April 21, 2021
The South Alabama Flood Engagement Team (SAFE-T) hosted a webinar on April 20, 2021, to explore the topic of FORTIFIED Home™ construction and how individual properties fared after Hurricane Sally. Coastal Alabama is home to the largest concentration of FORTIFIED homes in the world. Stephen Deal, with MS-AL Sea Grant, and Graham Green, with Smart Home America, provide an overview of the FORTIFIED Home™ building standards and the different designation levels, along with information about the types of FORTIFIED homes found in Alabama.
Beyond Code Construction Benefits, South Carolina CEU Course, Smart Home America, June 25, 2020
Across the country, changes in construction methods are improving the durability of homes and businesses in the face of severe weather. As an Insurance Agent and trusted advisor who can help homeowners make informed decisions, are you ready to effectively talk with customers about the benefits and methods available to reduce the risk of loss?
This recorded live two-hour virtual instruction Zoom course hosted by Smart Home America (SHA) is designed to educate Insurance Producers about new "beyond-code" resilient construction and the benefits it offers to their customers and book of business.
WeatherBrains 752: Category 3 1/2, June 15, 2020
Smart Home America joined James Spann and the team at WeatherBrains to discuss FORTIFIED Homes, tornado season, and many other topics. "This week’s guests include Julie Shiyou-Woodard (President and CEO for Smart Home America), Dr. Ian Giammanco (Senior Director of Product Design and Lead Meteorologist at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety Research Center), and Sheldon Kusselson (retired Operational Satellite Meteorologist for NOAA/NESDIS)"
Smart Home America an iHeart Radio with Uncle Henry, July 27, 2017
Julie Shiyou-Woodard, President and CEO of Smart Home America, joined Uncle Henry of NewsRadio WNTM 710 iHeartRadio to discuss FORTIFIED Homes and our Don't Goof When You Re-Roof® public outreach initiative.