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How Do Hurricanes Form?

How Do Hurricanes Form?
(Photo: The Weather Channel)
August 6th, 2015
Publication: The Weather Channel written by Jim Cantore

The Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore shows how a group of clouds could become a hurricane.

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Stormin’ Back Strong - Rebuilding NJ

Stormin’ Back Strong - Rebuilding NJ
May 2nd, 2014

Please join Coastal Columns and Portland Cement Association (PCA) on May 2, 2014 in Union Beach, New Jersey for Resiliency Day.

Attendees will learn from construction professionals the smartest ways to rebuild the New Jersey shore using resilient, energy efficient methods.

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Experts: Strict building codes saved lives in powerful Chile earthquake

Experts: Strict building codes saved lives in powerful Chile earthquake
(Photo: CNN AP)
April 3rd, 2014
Publication: CNN written by Ray Sanchez

Strict building codes and the preparedness of millions of Chileans who live along an arc of volcanoes and fault lines likely kept the death toll -- only six by Wednesday afternoon -- low after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake rumbled offshore and prompted a tsunami, observers said.

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FEMA Releases Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Ocean County, NJ

March 31st, 2014

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday, March 28, 2014, released Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Ocean County that reflect the latest refinements to the ongoing analysis of flood hazards. This release is the next step in the coastal Flood Insurance Study update. The Preliminary FIRMs replace the Preliminary Work Maps for Ocean County that were released in June of 2013 as an interim product.

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Atlantic Builders Convention

Atlantic Builders Convention
March 26th, 2014

Learn how to "Rebuild it Stronger" with Coastal Columns and Titan Foundations in booth 728 at the Atlantic Builders Convention in Atlantic City Convention Center on March 26 & 27.

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SEA LEVEL RISE DATA AVAILABLE FOR USE IN HAZARD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS

December 23rd, 2013

On December 23, 2013, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued guidance through our Regional offices to state, local, tribal, and territorial partners on the ability to incorporate sea level rise estimates in Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) project grant applications. In accordance with the objectives outlined in the President’s Executive Order – Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change, FEMA continues to support the initiative by integrating climate change adaptations into programs, policies, and operations to strengthen the nation’s resilience by planning for future risk.

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Here’s What New Shore Flood Maps Mean

April 16th, 2013
Publication: Philly.com written by Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press

The new guides from FEMA will offer a blueprint for home rebuilding after Sandy.

This month, the federal government announced it would not give grants to repair homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy unless the owners agreed to ensure they complied with new advisory flood maps. In New Jersey, the policy will not change much because the state government already has said it would not approve rebuilding the most damaged homes unless they comply with the maps.

Following is a look at what the flood maps mean to homeowners in coastal areas...

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Colorado forecasting team predicts 18 tropical storms in 2013, of which nine will be hurricanes.

Colorado forecasting team predicts 18 tropical storms in 2013, of which nine will be hurricanes.
(Photo: Photo: AP)
April 10th, 2013
Publication: USA Today written by Doyle Rice

This comes on the heels of a less-than-stellar forecast in 2012, when twice as many storms formed as had been predicted.

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Federal officials say Sandy victims must rebuild to FEMA’s new heights

Federal officials say Sandy victims must rebuild to FEMA’s new heights
(Photo: Photo: John Munson/The Star-Ledger)
April 4th, 2013
Publication: NJ.com written by Eugene Paik

Hurricane Sandy victims resistant to raising their storm-damaged buildings to meet federally recommended heights could find themselves shut out of major federal grants.

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Texas Architect

Texas Architect
August 1st, 2010

The Coastal Living Idea House was completed in mid-2008 just before Hurricane Ike's eye passed over Beachtown that September, devastating parts of Galveston Island and nearby communities. Beachtown emerged from the storm relatively unscathed, which the developer contributes to the high quality of construction and materials used.

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Beachtown Galveston is the only island community affiliated with the Fortified…for Safer Living® Pro

Beachtown Galveston is the only island community affiliated with the Fortified…for Safer Living® Pro
March 9th, 2010

There are many things in life we can control.  The landfall location of a major Hurricane isn’t one of them. The best defense one can take is to take preventive measures from the ground up.          

Developed by the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), the Fortified® program is a national, inspection-based initiative designed to increase homes’ resistance to natural hazards such as...

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