OPEI Offers 12 Tips to Help Home & Business Owners Prepare Ahead of Storms, Hurricanes and Floods
Aug 12, 2019 12:19:50 PM
Jul 29, 2019 4:58:50 PM
In late spring, sustainability experts gathered at The Discovery Center in Philadelphia for the second Community Climate Resilience Workshop hosted by Green Building United in partnership with the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations. The event aimed to increase knowledge of resilience from the city scale down to the neighborhood level in Philadelphia. Community developers, designers, planners, and government representatives shared knowledge on how climate change is impacting communities, what resiliency means and looks like, and how communities can take action.
Jul 2, 2019 11:02:01 AM
“These pumps are powerful and can speed up a cleanup job after a flood,” said Kris Kiser, President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing power equipment, small engine, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. “
Jun 21, 2019 4:21:24 PM
This story from KPIX in the San Francisco Bay Area shows how one homeowner is taking steps to make his home more resilient against wildfire.
Jun 17, 2019 10:20:49 AM
Last year Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach in the panhandle of Florida. In the aftermath of the hurricane's shocking impact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the city "wiped out." 1 In the months following the disaster, city officials wrestled with passing new land regulations to prepare the city for future hurricane strikes. One of the main changes made to building codes is raising any new buildings or homes above the flood line to avoid future structural damage.2Randy Young, CEO of ArcDesign, residential design and drafting specialists, describes the building code change as necessary but late. “Whether new or existing, the most important thing a person can do to prevent home flood damage is elevate their home or structure above the flood plain. However, to prevent flood damage, the time to do it is before a hurricane hits— not afterwards.”
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