2017 Hurricane Resources & Information
The devastation we’ve seen in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma— the scope of the damage, the sheer number of people affected, the violent winds and storm-surge flooding— is staggering. Unfortunately, hurricane season is still going strong, and Hurricane Maria recently hit Puerto Rico.
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 have 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!
The American Red Cross is always 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 email@example.com. If you are with Arizona Building Officials Permit Techs, please copy firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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
- 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
- 7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico: Live updates
- 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.