Protection of Asset

Challenge

Even in areas not directly hit by storms or other natural disasters, home damage can occur, displacing residents from homes. For example, high winds from a tornado may not destroy a home but may damage roofing and cause water infiltration into the home.

Opportunity & Response

The insurance industry provides incentives for mitigation from storm events. For example, certification from the FORTIFIED Home program by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) can lower insurance premiums. These reductions in monthly premiums can decrease or offset the increased cost of construction.

Implementation

Jean Lafitte

Chipola Street