Hurricane Resources & Information
This year we've seen one devastating hurricane after another. The scope of the damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the sheer number of people affected and the violent winds and storm-surge flooding is appalling. Unfortunately, hurricane season continues full force. The latest news out of Puerto Rico confirms the loss of human lives and a vast amount of damage to infrastructure due to Hurricane Maria. ICC staff are in contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will work with our members in Puerto Rico to help as needed.
Making a difference together: ICC members raise $110K
With your generous support, we reached our American Red Cross matching donation goal in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. With the ICC match, together we raised over $110,000 —$15,270 of which was from our Annual Conference double-match challenge – and ICC matched with a $64,000 donation. We thank you all for your support. We are an association of 64,000 members and counting, and together we make a difference!
Even though the ICC match is complete, the Red Cross is still accepting donations to help with disaster relief — click here to donate through the Red Cross website.
Other Ways You Can Help
- Add your name to ICC’s Disaster Response Network (DRN). The DRN gives member building safety professionals the opportunity to volunteer to help jurisdictions who request aid with building damage assessment, building inspections and other code-related functions in disaster areas.
- Sign up to house a volunteer. ICC is establishing the Hurricane Harvey Code Heroes Housing Network. The network will connect volunteers with available rooms in the area.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest from ICC. As the situation in Texas and Louisiana develops, we’ll be sending out periodic updates.
- Volunteer to assist with remote data entry of Hurricane Harvey damage assessment reports – a great way for those living outside of Texas to offer much needed assistance. To volunteer, email either a Dropbox username or an email address that can accept larger files to Dawn Neil, president of the New Jersey Association of Technical Assistants, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are with Arizona Building Officials Permit Techs, please copy email@example.com on that email.
- ICC Pulse: ICC Stands Ready to Help with Hurricane Irma
- ICC Pulse: Hurricane Harvey Code Heroes Housing Network
- ICC Pulse: The Code Council Ramps Up Help to the Victims of Hurricane Harvey
- ICC News Release: Head off contractor fraud following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
- Post-Hurricane Building Safety Tips
- Disaster Relief: How to Assist from a Distance
- Florida Division of Emergency Management: Prepare and Stay Aware
- NFIP Infographic: How to File a Flood Insurance Claim
- What to do After the Flood
- Disaster Survivor’s Checklist
- What Flood Insurance Policyholders Need to Know
- What to do After Your Flood Adjuster Visits
- Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage
- Community Rating System
- Flood Insurance Claims Handbook
- National Flood Insurance Program
- Economic Effectiveness of Implementing a Statewide Building Code: The Case of Florida
- Public Assistance Required Minimum Standards Policy
Disaster Risk Reduction Minimum Codes and Standards FEMA Policy 204-078-2
- Summary of FEMA POLICY 204-078-2 – Disaster Risk Reduction Minimum Codes and Standards
Public Assistance Required Minimum Standards FEMA Recovery Policy FP-104-009-4
- Summary of FEMA RECOVERY POLICY FP-104-009-4 – Public Assistance Required Minimum Standards
- Storm Reconstruction Toolkit from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). For more information, contact NEMA’s field representatives.
- Electrical Safety Foundation International’s Home Disaster Safety webpage
- ATC-45 Webinar for Hurricane Harvey Responders
- Building Safety Month Week 3: Manage the Damage — Preparing for Natural Disasters
- Letter from ICC CEO Dominic Sims to Texas Governor Greg Abbott
The Code Council partnered with the FEMA Building Science Branch on these free online courses:
- Flood Provisions of the International Residential Code – Part 1
- Flood Provisions of the International Residential Code – Part 2
- FEMA’s free building code resources for all hazards
- USA Today: Natural disasters caused record $306 billion in damage to U.S. in 2017
- San Diego Union-Tribune—Hurricane Maria: Photos, video from Puerto Rico show storm's fury
- New York Times: How to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria
- In Natural Disasters, States Lend Each Other a Hand
- The Texas Tribune: Turner says Houston is "getting back on our feet" after Harvey. Here's what you should know today.
- Washington Post: Recovery, rescues and cleanup in Texas after Hurricane Harvey
- ABC News: Hurricane Harvey projected to be at least 2nd costliest storm in US history
- FEMA: The National Flood Insurance Program
- LA Times: Harvey is one of the costliest disasters in U.S. history. Most of the victims have no flood insurance.
- ABC News: Hurricane Harvey wreaks historic devastation: By the numbers
- Washington Post: Scammers using robo-calls about insurance to fleece Hurricane Harvey survivors
Questions? Contact us.