Demonstration Home In New York Designed To Be Hurricane Resistant

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The house uses energy-efficient insulated concrete form for the walls and floors designed to withstand wind and flying debris

September 01, 2016

Hurricane Sandy damged a New Jersey town in 2012. Photo: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Wikimedia Commons.

A demonstration home designed by private companies working with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, or FLASH, is being built in Queens, N.Y., to be “hurricane strong.”

Built to replace a home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, it features a solid concrete foundation that elevates the living space, and uses energy-efficient insulated concrete form (ICF) for the walls and floors designed to withstand wind and flying debris.

FLASH is a nonprofit coalition that promotes action to strengthen homes and prepare for disasters.

 

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