Dire 2018 Hurricane Forecast Prompts Smart Vent & Risk Reduction Plus Group To Warn Homeowners, Businesses and Public Infrastructure Not Adequately Equipped For Flooding

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Many homes and businesses still not adequately protected from storms and flooding in spite of recent catastrophic losses

Smart Vent Products, Inc., a leader in wet and dry floodproofing solutions, and Risk Reduction Plus Group an insurance agency specializing in flood insurance, announced today in light of a new dire 2018 hurricane forecast by Global Weather Oscillations (GWO), it is now advising homeowners, businesses, government agencies and infrastructure operators along the east coast and Gulf of Mexico to evaluate their flood remediation needs and flood insurance coverages now and act to be prepared before the storm season starts. GWO was cited by news media as the only major hurricane prediction organization that correctly predicted the hyperactive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season from beginning to end, and the destructive United States hurricane landfalls. It’s latest forecast, which was released earlier this year, predicts 2018 will have the strongest storm cycle in 70 years. Extensively damaged homes and buildings throughout greater Houston and southeast Texas last year in the wake of Hurricane Harvey demonstrate how few structures are properly protected from storm surge and water damage.

Smart Vent’s Certified Floodplain Managers, can quickly assess the most effective means of protecting existing structures and advise architects, builders, and city planners on how to incorporate highly effective flood protection solutions into new builds. It offers the most comprehensive dry floodproofing {physical barriers that block storm surge and rising water} and wet floodproofing {a system of raising structures and incorporating mechanically-operated flood vents that equalize hydrostatic pressure eliminating structural damage} solutions available anywhere. And, its in-house insurance agency works with city and county officials, as well as the National Flood Insurance Program, to get the lowest possible rates on flood insurance.

Being prepared for hurricanes and other major storm events is critical for residents and owners safety and helps keep much needed resources, such as police, fire and rescue and other municipal services focused on helping those truly in need. The catastrophic losses of homes, businesses and government buildings witnessed as a result of Superstorm Sandy and, more recently, Hurricane Harvey should have been a clarion call to municipalities in flood-prone areas, but there is still a great need of improvement to bring communities floodplain building codes up to the latest and most effective standards.

“Our flood mitigation products save property in storms and other flooding scenarios, said Tom Little, vice president of Smart Vent and president of Risk Reduction Plus Group. “Our industry-leading team of Certified Floodplain Managers is available to evaluate all flood remediation needs – residential, commercial and governmental – and our licensed insurance producers can provide flood insurance evaluations through our Flood Risk Evaluator program.”

An informative video highlighting Smart Vent’s floodproofing and Flood Insurance solutions can be viewed here.

Inquiries can be sent to info@yourfloodrisk.com

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About SMART VENT PRODUCTS, INC.
Founded in 1997, Smart Vent Products, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of foundation flood venting systems and has an ICC-ES Certified product line with dual-function and insulated engineered models for residential and commercial applications. Smart Vent is providing over 100 million sq. ft. of certified flood protection around the world today. A new division called the Flood Risk Evaluator (http://www.yourfloodrisk.com) was recently born to evaluate and provide detailed reporting to property owners on what can be done to reduce rising NFIP flood insurance premiums. For more information about SMART VENT PRODUCTS, INC., call 1-877-441-8368 or visit http://www.smartvent.com.

About RISK REDUCTION PLUS GROUP
Risk Reduction Plus Group Insurance Agency was established In 2014 due to a demand from our Smart Vent customer base. Customers were looking for a one-stop shop for their entire flood related needs, from flood mitigation products to flood insurance. Risk Reduction Plus Group combines a staff of Certified Floodplain Managers with Licensed Insurance Agents that utilize the FRE™ technology and systems to lower flood insurance premiums. We provide NFIP flood insurance but also 6 private flood options. Along with our Flood Insurance products we also offer Home, Commercial and Auto Insurance. For more information about RISK REDUCTION PLUS GROUP, call 866-599-7066 or visit http://www.riskreductionplus.com or http://www.yourfloodrisk.com
Media Contact:
Christian Scarborough
Inventive Public Relations
512-297-6426
christian@inventivepr.net

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