“TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM” IHC 2007 Hazard Risk Reduction through Stronger Partnerships and Alliances Steve Lyons The Weather Channel A Hurricane Resistant Society… “To Dream The Impossible Dream”
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Hazard Risk Reduction through
Stronger Partnerships and Alliances
The Weather Channel
THERE ARE MANY DIVERSE “PLAYERS”
Diverse local & state governments
Diverse coastal populations
Competitive insurance industry
Competitive building industry
Competitive retail sales industry
Competitive power & light industry
Competitive media industry
…the legislature five years ago set aside money to retrofit homes installed earlier. The roughly $2.5 million-a-year fund, which gets money generated by insurance premiums…
Across the state (Florida) there are more than 600,000 mobile homes that do not meet “present standards”.(AP ’07)LOUISIANA KATRINA TRAILER AFTER TORNADO
(CBS)CUTLER BAY, Fla. An elderly woman living without power since Aug. 24, 1992 finally seeing the light Friday night. Unscrupulous contractor...
SEPT. 14, OF THE 4,000 (WEB)SITES CLAIMING TO OFFER HELP TO KATRINA VICTIMS, THE FBI BELIEVES UP TO 60% ARE LIKELY BOGUS!
(American Red Cross)
Many gas stations that had fuel were without electricity, and others that had power ran out of supplies.“This is like the Third World," said Claudia Shaw, who spent several hours in a gas line.We have hurricanes here nearly every year. Where is the planning?“Many of those in line still had about half a tank of gas…but were determined to fill up in case of fuel shortages. (CNN.com)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Florida statute enacted in 2002 requires all insurance companies to provide discounts on the hurricane wind portion of insurance premiums for wind resistant features…homeowners are unaware of the discounts.
York estimates less than 1 percent of all Florida homeowners are receiving proper discounts.
BUSINESS WIRE, May 16, 2005)
Many cannot afford to do it, others won’t spend their money on
an accident that might befall them some day.
Many think that their insurance policy will build them a new
home should it be wiped out by a hurricane…a band-aid that
does not prevent the cut!
The cost to repair the (Superdome) roof has been put at $32 million dollars.
They completed the rebuilding of the roof of the Superdome. It took nearly 10
months and cost $200 million dollars.
(Trent Stamp, president of Charity Navigator)
Fixing with band-aids can end up far more expensive than preventing the cut!
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