TAMPA, Fla., September 4, 2018 – The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers a full range of media and consumer-friendly resources to support press coverage of Tropical Storm Gordon, now churning across the Gulf of Mexico, as well as other storms the 2018 hurricane season may generate.
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Gordon is expected to bring hurricane conditions to portions of the central Gulf Coast including high winds, heavy rain, flash flooding and storm surge. The NHC has urged that preparations to protect life and property be “rushed to completion.”
PREPARATION IS KEY
Storms like Gordon can rapidly intensify or weaken, so your reporting is critical! To help you help your audiences, we invite you to use these resources for tips, infographics, video and more:
- Reduce Hurricane Damage to Homes
- Reduce Hurricane Damage to Businesses
- Last Minute Hurricane Preparedness Checklist
- Prepare for flooding
Weather disasters permanently close too many small businesses. Preparedness makes a difference. September is the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme? Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. IBHS is a proud partner with the Small Business Administration and FEMA to help America’s small businesses prepare for disasters.
IBHS EXPERTS AVAILABLE:
Contact Christina Gropp (above) to speak with any of the following IBHS experts:
- Roy Wright, CEO and President
- Anne Cope, PhD, P.E., SVP Research and Chief Engineer
- Ian Giammanco, PhD, Lead Research Meteorologist
- Gail Moraton, Business Resiliency Manager