IBHS Provides Guidance on Recovering and Rebuilding After Hail and Thunderstorms
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IBHS Provides Guidance on Recovering and Rebuilding After Hail and Thunderstorms



The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has information about recovering and rebuilding in the wake of the severe hail and thunderstorms that struck Texas early this morning.

Hail can occur in any strong thunderstorm, which means hail is a threat everywhere. When it hits, it can shred roof coverings and lead to water damage to your ceilings, walls, floors, appliances and personal possessions.

On February 20th, IBHS conducted the first-ever, full-scale indoor hailstorm at the world-class IBHS Research Center in South Carolina. IBHS has produced an assortment of hail-related information for media use, including video and photos.

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To access and download any of the assets listed above please visit the IBHS Hailstorm Demonstration Resources page: http://www.disastersafety.org/research-center/hail-demo/.

IBHS also has building science experts available to speak with the media. To arrange an interview with an IBHS building science expert, please call Joseph King at (813) 675-1045 / (813) 442-2845 or by email at jking@ibhs.org.

  • Julie Rochman, president & CEO
  • Dr. Timothy Reinhold, senior vice president of research and chief engineer
  • Dr. Anne Cope, vice president of research
  • Dr. Tanya Brown, research engineer
  • Dr. Ian Giammanco, research engineer

Find out more about the specific steps IBHS recommends to reduce your risk of damage from high windshaillightning and tornadoes.

IBHS is a leading national expert on preparing for, and repairing and rebuilding structures after a catastrophe to make them more disaster-resistant. To arrange an interview with IBHS, contact Joseph King at 813-675-1045/813-442-2845, jking@ibhs.org or via direct message on Twitter @jsalking. 

Visit DisasterSafety.org for more information about how to make your buildings more resistant to a variety of disasters, big and small. Follow IBHS on Twitter at @DisasterSafety and on Facebook

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About the IBHS - IBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific research and communications organization supported by the property insurance industry. The organization works to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other risks on residential and commercial property by conducting building science research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparedness practices.


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