The FAIR Foundation was conceived to create safer, stronger and more resilient communities by educating consumers on the risks of water, wind and other natural disasters, promoting wind and flood mitigation and reducing uninsured risk. The Foundation works tirelessly with its team of corporate and individual sponsors to empower property owners to prevent avoidable losses before, during and after catastrophic events. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the FAIR Foundation is 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Foundation’s work enables and promotes practical solutions and protections by bringing consumers together with the best and brightest in industry and academia. Follow the FAIR Foundation online at FAIRFound.org, on Facebook (facebook.com/FAIRwatch), Twitter (@FAIRwatch), or LinkedIn.
Get Ready, Florida! is the comprehensive vehicle to make hurricane safety a year-round culture in Florida. This partnership is an ongoing effort to spur awareness, involvement, and action by millions of Floridians to take personal and collective responsibility for being prepared before, during, and after hurricane season. This initiative will serve as a bold model for disaster preparation amid a historic era of major storm activity, prompting the need for an aggressive approach to education and motivating the public. Lives will be protected and saved, and property better able to face the ravages of subsequent hurricane seasons, as a result of this critical initiative.
Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving nearly 5 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million+ people across nearly half of the state of Florida. FPL’s typical 1,000-kWh residential customer bill is approximately 30 percent lower than the latest national average and among the lowest in the U.S. FPL’s service reliability is better than 99.98 percent, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide. The company was recognized in 2017 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Market Strategies International for the fourth consecutive year. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,700 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2018 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
StormPeace is administered by Assured Risk Cover (ARC), a venture-backed Silicon Valley corporation based in Pleasanton, California. ARC is founded by an experienced team of catastrophe risk professionals whose singular vision is to bring immediate financial relief to people globally following catastrophes. Alok Jha (CEO), Kanwal Rekhi (lead investor from Inventus Capital Partners) and Kevin Schrage (former President of Aon Small Commercial Lines) form the Board of Directors of ARC. StormPeace is backed by highly rated insurance and reinsurance companies—ranked A- and A+ by A.M. Best, respectively. For more information, visit www.stormpeace.com and www.assuredriskcover.com.
Ygrene is a national leader in residential and commercial energy efficiency and resiliency project financing. Founded in 2010, Ygrene’s award-winning, privately funded Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is revolutionizing the home improvement industry, making it easier for property owners to invest in their futures and a healthier environment. Ygrene is delivering greater choice for home and business owners by providing accessible and affordable financing for energy efficiency, renewables, water conservation, storm protection and seismic upgrades. Recognized as one of the fastest growing asset classes in the country, PACE has proven to be a successful tool for supporting public policy initiatives, all without the use of public tax dollars or credits. To date, Ygrene has provided over $1 billion of private capital to more than 69,000 property owners in over 600 communities, creating thousands of jobs and investing millions into local economies across the U.S. While PACE programs are enabled by state legislation and must be approved by local governments, Ygrene is not a government program. Learn more at ygrene.com.
FedNat Insurance Company has been providing individuals with peace of mind for more than 26 years. FedNat Insurance Company currently holds a Financial Stability Rating® of “A” (Exceptional) by Demotech, Inc. and an A+ by the Better Business Bureau. FedNat specializes in homeowners’ multi-peril (“homeowners”), dwelling fire, federal flood, personal umbrella and various other products in Florida. In addition, FedNat also underwrites homeowners’ and dwelling fire policies in Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina and Texas through its partnership with SageSure Insurance Managers.
International Hurricane Research Center at Florida International University (IHRC) is a multi-disciplinary research and education organization focused on a single mission: to reduce hurricane damage and loss of life through more effective mitigation. In 1996 the Florida Board of Regents created the IHRC at Florida International University (FIU) through a public-private partnership between the We Will Rebuild Foundation, (an organization formed to spearhead the rebuilding of Miami-Dade County after Hurricane Andrew), and the University. To learn more visit ihrc.fiu.edu.
National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) association dedicated to enhancing public safety by improving the nation’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all emergencies, disasters, and threats to our nation’s security. NEMA is the professional association of and for emergency management directors from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. NEMA provides national leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management; serves as a vital emergency management information and assistance resource; and advances continuous improvement in emergency management through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and collaborative policy positions. To learn more visit nemaweb.org.
The Salvation Army aids more than 30 million people a year, providing disaster relief services, day care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for the aging, AIDS education and residential services, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family and career counseling, vocational training, correction services, and substance abuse rehabilitation. To learn more visit salvationarmyusa.org.
Rebuild 850, created by former Florida Speakers of the House Allan Bense and Will Weatherford, and in partnership with former U.S. Representative Gwen Graham, aims to keep North Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Michael front and center and to marshal ongoing support. The initiative challenges individuals, businesses, and organizations to donate, volunteer, visit, and invest to help the region.