REBUILD Northwest Florida

Wind mitigation short-term investment brings long-term savings

Wind mitigation short-term investment brings long-term savings

Floridians can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year on homeowners insurance thanks to legislation dating back to 2002, but some homeowners have not taken advantage of the price break. The law allows consumers to reduce their wind insurance premiums by making certain wind-mitigating improvements to their homes, and it rewards homeowners who […]

County to abandon flood assistance program for 2016

County to abandon flood assistance program for 2016

In a Monday committee meeting, the Board of County Commissioners has decided, in line with staff recommendations, that the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program will be abandoned in 2016 due to lack of resident participation.  The vote will take place in Thursday’s full County Commission meeting. The grant program is designed to give homeowners who have […]

REBUILD hardened home survives Century tornado

REBUILD hardened home survives Century tornado

What started as a grassroots effort by a group of people in response to Hurricane Ivan in 2005, has turned into REBUILD Northwest Florida, a nonprofit that has received more than $89 million in FEMA funds and has “hurricane hardened” 12,000 homes. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click […]