Now It’s Easier than Ever to Stop Smoking, Thanks to New Ebook and Interactive Website

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 27, 2006

Today, Allen Jones releases his long-awaited ebook titled, “The Stop Smoking Guide,” and officially launches his new interactive Stop Smoking Website.

Over the last several years, more and more people have attempted to stop smoking. Unfortunately, the success rates have been so low that many people have decided to give up quitting instead of giving up smoking. What is the reason behind this? Because quitting smoking is hard. Very hard.

Now, Allen Jones has found a surprisingly simple new way to stop smoking. In fact, it is being touted by its users as the easiest way a person can stop smoking. Today, Allen releases this previously top-secret stop smoking program to the World and explains why it is working better than all the rest.

“Any stop smoking program that you see today deals with only one type of addiction, either physical or psychological. It’s no secret in today’s world that addiction to cigarettes is a double-edged sword,” says Allen Jones, smoking cessation specialist. “In order to kick the habit, a person must overcome both types of addiction at the same time. When a person concentrates on fighting only one type of addiction, the other type doesn’t just go away. It waits until you are most vulnerable and rears its ugly head with a vengeance. This causes most people to fail in their attempt to stop smoking within just a few days.”

The Stop Smoking Guide ebook eliminates this problem. It explains how a person can easily rise above both the physical and psychological dependence simultaneously to stop smoking once and for all. The ebook is well laid out and easy to read. “I was a smoker for 26 years. I wrote this ebook specifically for smokers, in terms they will easily understand. I believe that by letting them know I was once in their shoes, they will trust and abide by the guide even more.”

The ebook also contains several motivational chapters explaining not only why a person should stop smoking but why a person smokes in the first place. “It is important for a person to understand what is happening inside their mind and body that is causing them to smoke. I have found that just knowing these things gives a person a significant advantage in their attempt to stop smoking.”

At the end of the ebook is the actual guide. It is a step-by-step instructional guide, including daily exercises, that walks a person through every step, letting them know where they should be and what they should be doing every day.

Allen is also launching his new interactive website, TheStopSmokingGuide.com. It features a Stop Smoking Forum, Blog and Article Directory as well as multitudes of stop smoking information. As a person stops smoking, they can use the website as a place to go for support, encouragement and motivation. This is also where you will be able to get The Stop Smoking Guide ebook. “People can come to the website and actively participate in the forum, post comments on the blog and even submit their own stop smoking articles and stories for everyone to read. I believe the interactivity will make it a huge success.”

Allen is hoping to build a loyal online community that will eventually be the place to go for anyone who is trying to stop smoking. Once people stop smoking with this program, he hopes they will stick around and continue helping the “newbies” as they enter the community.

“Again, I can’t tell you how excited I am to get this information into the public eye because I know it works. I’ve seen dozens and dozens of people stop smoking using this method and they have all commented on how much easier it was than any other program they had tried.”

For more information on the ebook and the website, visit http://www.thestopsmokingguide.com .

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Loop Analytics to Unveil Mobile Audience and Content Analytics Platform at ARF Re:Think 2010 Trade Show–New York March 22-24

Oldsmar, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2010

Loop Analytics today announced the introduction of Telepathy, their new mobile audience and content analytics and research platform, as part of sponsorship and exhibit participation at Re:Think 2010: The ARF 56th Annual Convention + Expo at the Marriott Marquis, New York City, March 22-24, 2010.

Re:Think is the research forum of the year where the latest indispensable knowledge driving advertising and marketing is discovered, explored and challenged. The event draws top tier Fortune 500 global decision-makers from every sector in the industry – advertisers, agencies, media, research, interactive shops and academics – all under one roof.

“The third screen is becoming consumers preferred method of accessing digital content versus the personal computer,” said Edward Hunter, CIO of Loop Analytics. “Publishers, advertisers and content creators in general face hurdles and tremendous opportunities when extending or creating digital brands to mobile. Our platform has the power to ease and enable this transition with more than just analytics or ads. It’s components form an ecosystem that work in concert with each other and can integrate data from other media channels.”

Sponsors of the Re:Think mobile charging stations, located in showcase room 2, Loop Analytics team members will be on hand demonstrating and discussing key components of their platform:

Easy Platform Integration

Extensive Support for Mobile Platforms

Analytics Reporting

Alerting and Notifications

Ad Serving Capabilities

Full Featured Survey Study Platform

Cross-Channel Audience Analytics

Customized App Development for Brands

Establishing Third Party Research Connections

Data Ecosystem

Future iPad App Feature Engagement Measurement Capabilities

Further details of the Telepathy platform will be disclosed in the coming months, as Loop Analytics has filed several patents on several components that make up the platform. The platform runs in cloud services to ensure 100% availability and allows endless scalability to support the company’s growth.

About Loop Analytics

Loop Analytics is headquartered outside of Tampa, Florida, and was formed by veterans from the mobile application, video game, analytics and digital media research disciplines. Please visit us at Re:think 2010 to learn more about Loop Analytics or visit our web site at http://www.loopanalytics.com.

Media Contact:

Daphne Smith

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Rachel’s Kitchen Announces Expansion Plans with Signing of Agreement to Sell Franchises

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 9, 2010

Rachel’s Kitchen, a multi-unit, upscale, fast-casual restaurant chain based in Las Vegas, announced today the signing of an agreement with Tampa-based franchise sales company, The Franchise Sales Solution, to run its sales division and aggressively market the Rachel’s Kitchen franchise opportunity.

“The team at Rachel’s Kitchen is very excited about our partnership with The Franchise Sales Solution,” said Debbie Sofer Roxarzade, President of Rachel’s Kitchen. “With the experience and success they bring to the table, we hope to maximize our growth this year and into 2011.”

Dale Waite, Managing Partner of The Franchise Sales Solution said, “Rachel’s Kitchen is different from most other restaurant concepts out there. Their strong sales numbers are backed by a team with a whole lot of restaurant experience and some fantastic food. It’s unique. There’s just not another concept quite like Rachel’s Kitchen out there.”

Set in an upscale environment, Rachel’s Kitchen offers a wholesome, “gourmet” menu with an abundance of healthy selections. “The food tastes expensive, but it’s not, and that’s what people are looking for in today’s economy,” said Waite, “In fact, restaurants that offer an inexpensive, but rich, experience have benefited in these tough times. Eating out is no longer something that is taken for granted. Instead, it has become a reward, where diners are looking for something extra with their lunch or dinner. The menu at Rachel’s Kitchen provides just such an experience.”

First opened in 2006, Rachel’s Kitchen was inspired by founder Debbie Sofer Roxarzade’s industry background, as well as creative, collaborative efforts with her husband, Jon. Named for their daughter, Rachel, Rachel’s Kitchen is a unique bistro caf

83 Park Place Office Building in Clearwater Awarded LEED

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) November 5, 2010

The second office building at Offices at Park Place has earned LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This prestigious recognition highlights the ongoing commitment of developer Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. and general contractor The Murray Company to bring more healthy, green commercial real estate to the Tampa Bay area.

The two-story, 25,640 sq. ft. office building is located just north of Gulf to Bay (SR 60) and east of US Highway 19 North. It includes a number of green design and construction features to increase energy efficiency and environmental friendliness, including cool roof, insulated windows, efficient MEP systems, low-toxicity and recycled building materials, and maximized exterior views. The efficiencies result in a 29% reduction in energy use, a 35% reduction in potable water use, and a 75% reduction in irrigation water use as compared to the LEED baseline building.

Offices of Park Place is home to two fully leased buildings totaling 50,941 sq. ft. Hallmark’s first building in Offices at Park Place received a LEED Gold Certification in October 2008. Plans are underway for a third LEED building on the site, which will offer an additional 12,348 square feet of Clearwater office space for lease or purchase. Tenants in the complex include TUI Marine, Brown & Brown Insurance, Ultimate Staffing Services and others.

“It is an honor to be recognized again for our efforts to make Pinellas County a desirable place to live and work. We look forward to continuing our commitment to green building in 2011,” said Paul Engelhardt, Vice-President of Hallmark Development.

LEED is the USGBC’s rating system for designing and constructing the world’s most energy efficient buildings. It is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance spaces.

About Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc.

Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. is a diversified real estate development firm founded 45 years ago. It has developed roughly 630,000 square feet of office and service-center space in Florida’s Pinellas County. It owns and operates the Airport Business Center with nearly 140 tenants across the street from the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport on 140th Avenue North in Clearwater. In addition, Hallmark manages several other commercial properties, including Roosevelt Lakes Office Park in Feather Sound and Enterprise Office Center in the Countryside area of Pinellas.

About The Murray Company

The Murray Company is a design/build general contractor specializing in office, industrial and healthcare projects throughout the United States. It builds long-lasting relationships with clients by understanding their business and solving their problems. The Murray Company has a motivated and talented team that makes the construction process enjoyable and beneficial for everyone involved.

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Green Building: LEED Gold Project Opens at Hallmark Development’s Offices at Park Place in Clearwater, FL

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 5, 2008

One of Florida’s first registered office building projects pursuing LEED-Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council has opened at Offices at Park Place in Clearwater, Florida. Developed by Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc., the building is the new international headquarters for TUI Marine, parent company of The Moorings and Sunsail Brands.

“It’s been very rewarding to bring a LEED Gold project to our community,” said Steve Engelhardt, president of Hallmark Development. “We’ve operated here for over 40 years, and we feel it’s our responsibility–and our honor–to drive sustainable development in the area.”

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED rates buildings in categories for sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. The project is an extension of TUI Marine’s worldwide environmental policy.

The project was completed in partnership with builders The Murray Company and architects Collman & Karsky. The $ 3.4 million project contains green features such as room lighting which turns off when not in use, cool roof, building positioning to maximize natural light, tinted windows which maximize natural light and block heat. In addition, renewable energy has been purchased to offset 70 percent of the building’s electrical use over a two-year period. Other green features include:

Low-flow fixtures and water conservation shower heads
Recycled and low-toxicity materials
Preferred parking for high-efficiency vehicles
Showers for staff members who bicycle to work
A white cap sheet which reduces the heat absorbed by the roof
Cubicles made from recycled corn
Tile made from recycled cement
Xeriscape landscaping, which utilizes natural regional plants and increases water efficiency
The healthy design also included a Construction Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management System. This plan was created and implemented during construction to improve the indoor air quality for construction workers and building occupants. The plan included using low-emitting materials, covering HVAC openings with plastic, placing MERV 8 filters on return air openings, placing MERV 8 filters in HVAC units, using equipment to reduce airborne particulates and odors, and using dehumidifiers for moisture control. After construction, a third party tested and confirmed the concentration levels were acceptable for formaldehyde, particulates (PM-10), total volatile organic compounds, and carbon monoxide.

About Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc.

Hallmark Development of Florida is a diversified real estate development firm founded 43 years ago. It has developed roughly 630,000 square feet of office and service-center space. It owns and operates the Airport Business Center with nearly 160 tenants near the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport on 140th Avenue North in Clearwater. In addition, Hallmark manages several other commercial properties, including Roosevelt Lakes Office Park in the Feather Sound area and Enterprise Office Center in the Countryside area, both in Pinellas County. For more information on Hallmark Development, Inc., call (727) 539-7002 or visit http://www.HallmarkDevelopment.net .

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Keep Your Property Safe When You Are Not There

Tampa, FL (Vocus) August 31, 2010

Home and business owners can reduce their chances of property damage by taking measures ahead of time to protect their unoccupied house or business, according to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS).

The number of vacant homes in the U.S. rose from 14 million in 2008, to 19 million by the first quarter of 2010, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, the number of vacant commercial properties also has risen significantly in the past few years.

“Property protection measures are crucial for vacant buildings,” said Julie Rochman, IBHS president and CEO. “Even relatively minor damage, such as water intrusion, that goes undiscovered and/or unrepaired can quickly grow into a serious, much more costly disaster.”

The IBHS brochure, Is Your Home Alone? Keep It Safe When You’re Not There, provides guidance on measures property owners can take to protect their vacant homes. Some of the key things homeowners should do if they know their house will be vacant include the following:

McKibbon Hotel Group Opens New Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel in Savannah Historic District, Replicating 19th Century Railroad Workers’ Cottages

Savannah, GA (PRWEB) February 24, 2009

Gainesville, Georgia’s McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc. celebrated the opening of their newest Savannah hotel on Friday, February 20, welcoming guests to the Residence Inn by Marriott Savannah Downtown Historic District. The property is managed by Tampa, Florida-based McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.

The Residence Inn by Marriott Savannah Downtown Historic District features unique architecture, built to resemble with historical accuracy the 19th Century workers’ cottages that surrounded the Central of Georgia Railway Shops, which is now home to the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Guest suites are tucked quaintly into four private, metal-roofed cottage structures, with the hotel featuring 109 studio, one- and two-bedroom options, all with fully-equipped kitchens. The main building, named Charlton House after 1800s Savannah Mayor Thomas Usher Pulaski Charlton, is a 3-story brick structure that houses the front desk; the gatehouse dining area, where a hot breakfast buffet is served daily and a complimentary evening guest reception is held Monday through Thursday; and a full-service bar that is open 6 days a week. Outside, brick lined paths meander gently through a serene garden, fire pit and pool area, connecting the four cottage houses–Thomas Bergen House; William Hanlon House; Benjamin Doyle House; and William Snell House. Historians with the Coastal Heritage Society helped to research the names for the cottages after the original families who lived in the two-block area known as the ‘Railroad Ward’ during the late 1800s.

“We worked closely with the City of Savannah and the Coastal Heritage Society in the design and construction of this beautiful property,” explained John McKibbon, McKibbon Hotel Management’s chief executive officer. “Our architectural team reviewed area historical records and used this research as a guideline to design a Residence Inn by Marriott that is completely unique. Guests visiting this hotel will feel like they have stepped into a small community, with convenience and privacy unlike any hotel in the Savannah area.”

Leading the hotel team is veteran General Manager Donnie Morgan, who opened McKibbon’s Courtyard by Marriott Savannah Downtown property in 2001 (an Opening Hotel of the Year award and President’s Award winner from Marriott International). Joining the management team as Assistant General Manager, Donna Krohn relocates from the Mansion on Forsyth. The new Historic District hotel also offered promotional opportunities for two of McKibbon’s Courtyard by Marriott Savannah Downtown associates, LaDean Gregory, who serves as Chief Engineer, and Wanda Stone as Executive Housekeeper. Leading Savannah’s sales team is Marie Dalis-Brown, Market Director of Sales for all four McKibbon properties in Savannah.

The Residence Inn by Marriott Savannah Downtown Historic District is located at 500 West Charlton Street, just off of Martin Luther King Boulevard. The property is situated just steps away from the Coastal Heritage Society’s Roundhouse Railroad Museum and Battlefield Memorial Park.

“The Coastal Heritage Society is excited to have the Residence Inn by Marriott as our new neighbor,” said Scott Smith, executive director of the Coastal Heritage Society. “McKibbon Hotel Group has been a great believer in our efforts at Battlefield Park over the years, and we’re thrilled to have such a unique and historically-minded inn welcoming guests to our downtown museum complex.”

A formal ribbon cutting ceremony and open house is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m.

For more information, visit http://www.residenceinnsavannahdowntown.com or call General Manager Donnie Morgan at (912) 233-9996.

About McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc./McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.

McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc., based in Gainesville, Georgia, is a privately owned enterprise that has grown into a premier real estate developer and owner of nationally franchised hotel brands for Marriott, Hilton and Starwood Hotels. McKibbon is proud to be a recognized leader for over 82 years in the hospitality industry, and McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc., based in Tampa, Florida, currently operates over 60 mid and upscale brands in 8 states throughout the Southeast. The company has a rich history and culture that promotes a family oriented environment, while holding true to its core values of honesty, integrity and loyalty. For more information, visit http://www.mckibbon.com.

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Boston Children’s Chorus, Academy Award-winning Actor Louis Gossett Jr. and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 9, 2009

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. More than 45 years later, the singers of the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) are carrying it forward for future generations.

On Monday, January 19, the BCC will join special guests Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City for “Raising the Roof!” a nationally televised tapestry of words and music honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It is the responsibility of every generation to raise the quality of life for the next one,” said Gossett, who in 2006 launched The Eracism Foundation, a non-profit organization which seeks to promote education and awareness of racism, ignorance and social apathy.

“This is progress,” he said of the BCC. “This is great progress and a model for the rest of our nation.”

In a nation with a contentious history and sometimes racially-charged climate, the children of the BCC seek to harness the power and joy of music as a catalyst to unite our nation’s diverse communities and inspire social change. Coming from more than 50 communities in and around Boston, these talented singers transcend race and class in pursuit of something greater than themselves. They are honored and proud of their efforts to carry on Dr. King’s legacy, particularly on the eve of the historic inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a vision of a world without limits, a world where anyone no matter their race or gender could co-exist in unity. While we still have many challenges to reach his dream, it is time to step back and celebrate what successes we have had in this journey,” BCC Artistic Director Anthony Trecek-King said. “It is in the young that we can clearly see and hear the future of our world.”

The BCC will continue their mission of change in June, when they travel to Jordan at the invitation of King Abdullah II and perform a selection of pieces that meld American and Arabic musical traditions.

“We want to extend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message to our time,” said Mia Ferguson, one of the singers who will make the trip this summer. “We really need to bridge the divide between our cultures and music is a way to do that.”

The show will air live at 7 p.m. EST in major markets around the country, including Boston, Washington, D.C., Tampa-St. Petersburg, Phoenix, Cleveland, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Sacramento, Orlando-Daytona Beach, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Cincinnati and Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville. The event is made possible thanks to Media Partner WCVB-TV Channel 5 and National Presenting Sponsor State Street Corporation.

For more information please visit http://www.bostonchildrenschorus.org.

About the Boston Children’s Chorus:

The Boston Children’s Chorus is an accomplished children’s singing group with nine choirs and 300 singers ranging from age seven to eighteen years old. Founded by Boston educator and activist Hubie Jones in 2003 and led by Artistic Director Anthony Trecek-King, the BCC seeks to harness the power and joy of music as a catalyst to unite our city’s diverse communities and inspire social change. The group has performed at the Democratic National Convention, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Inauguration and with the Boston Pops, as well as in Chicago, Oregon, Mexico and Japan. The group will tour in Jordan at the invitation of King Abdullah II in the summer of 2009.

About Louis Gossett, Jr.

Louis Gossett, Jr. is an internationally acclaimed actor, social entrepreneur, humanitarian, and a passionate advocate of civil rights and diversity. An enduring Hollywood presence for more than five decades, Mr. Gossett ranks as one of the most respected and beloved actors of our time. He is perhaps best known for the role of “Fiddler” in the ground breaking 1977 television mini series “Roots” for which he won an Emmy. He was also the first American-born black male to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the hard-charging gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film “An Officer and a Gentleman.” Mr. Gossett, 72, founded the Eracism Foundation in 2006, which seeks to promote education and awareness of racism, ignorance and social apathy.

About the Young People’s Chorus of New York City

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City has distinguished itself as one of the finest youth choruses in the world. Founded by artistic director Francisco J. N

IBHS Stresses Importance of Preparation as 2011 Hurricane Season Approaches

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 10, 2011

With the June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season rapidly approaching, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) strongly encourages home and business owners to takes steps now to protect their property.

Forecasters predict an active 2011 hurricane season, including the likelihood that storms will make landfall in the U.S. Meteorologists estimate there will be 15 to 16 named storms, with eight to nine hurricanes developing.

Years of field research in the aftermath of destructive storms and high-wind testing at IBHS’ world-class, multi-peril research center in South Carolina have spotlighted the most hurricane-damage prone areas of a building, including the roof, windows, gable ends, and doors.

“In both our post-disaster investigations and laboratory work, we have seen first-hand that there are proven techniques to prevent damage from hurricanes,” said Julie Rochman, IBHS president and CEO. “There is no great mystery surrounding how to better equip residential and commercial structures for an active hurricane season. However, individuals and community leaders have to make this a priority and have the resources to take action. Recognizing that both time and financial resources are in short supply for home and business owners this year, we have packaged our best engineering advice into digestible bits, so that it is easier to take some protective measures.”

To that end, IBHS’ web site – DisasterSafety.org – offers a self-assessment checklist that property owners can use to determine which specific areas on their buildings require attention, as well as “how-to” information for specific projects. Links to this information can be found here:

How to Reduce Risks from a Hurricane

How to Reduce Risks from High Winds

IBHS also has information about the importance of building codes, including a brief paper examining whether states hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 are better prepared now.

A total of 19 named storms formed in the Atlantic during 2010 – equaling 1995 and 1887 as the third highest number on record. Twelve of these named storms became hurricanes, with five reaching major hurricane status of Category 3 or higher.

“Last year, forecasts for a busy season were correct; fortunately, however, no hurricanes made landfall in the U.S. in 2010,” noted Rochman. “2011 has all the markings of another very active season. We cannot simply count on good luck again this year to protect the people, property and communities standing in harm’s way along the vulnerable Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. Now is the time to harden homes and businesses against hurricane-force winds, wind-driven water and storm surge. These projects should be completed while the sun is still shining and damaging winds have yet to blow.”

To arrange an interview with IBHS contact Joseph King at 813-675-1045/813-442-2845, jking(at)ibhs(dot)org or via direct message on Twitter @jsalking.

About IBHS

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

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IBHS Experts Weigh in on Tornado Safety Issues

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 25, 2011

As attention turns toward recovery and rebuilding in areas devastated by tornadoes, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has expert-based information in the field of wind-related building performance for residential and commercial properties and building codes.

“Tornadoes move very quickly and pack tremendously destructive power, as we have seen too often in devastated communities in several states this spring,” said Julie Rochman, IBHS president and CEO. “However, as people build new – or rebuild destroyed – homes in tornado-prone areas, they should know that there are steps they can take to better protect their families and possessions from future windstorms.”

Rochman said that the best option for giving structures a fighting chance of surviving thunderstorms with intense straight-line winds, as well as weak or moderate tornadoes, is to upgrade to better-than-building code standards that provide the same type of robust, continuous load paths used in coastal hurricane-prone areas. “Strengthening connections between the roof and the walls, between second- and first-floor walls, and between the ground floor walls and the foundation can provide increased and much-needed structural strength,” noted Rochman. “Unfortunately, the building codes in the inland sections of our country, away from hurricane-prone regions, offer little protection against high-wind storms.

Minimum upgrades in structural connections typically used in design against hurricanes add an average incremental cost of 2% of the total cost of the building. “For the most severe tornadoes, such EF 4s or EF 5s, the best safeguard is a storm shelter,” said Dr. Tim Reinhold, IBHS senior vice president of research and chief engineer. “However, at the EF 0, EF 1, EF 2 or EF 3 levels, enhanced construction techniques used in hurricane-prone regions, such as continuous load paths and, could reduce damage and significantly increase the likelihood that the home will still be standing after the storm.

People can find more information about how tornadoes actually destroy structures or what IBHS engineers recommend for construction choices in tornado-prone areas in IBHS’ new report, “Special Bulletin: IBHS Experts Weigh in on Tornado Safety Issues.”

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