The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is voicing its strong support for U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer’s (R-TX) plea for Congress to pass the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Reauthorization Act. This legislation would fund additional research aimed at significantly reducing the vulnerability of homes and businesses to wind-related hazards. 

“IBHS greatly appreciates Rep. Neugebauer’s efforts to advance this important piece of legislation, which will help home and business owners reduce wind damage across the country,” says Debra Ballen, IBHS general counsel and senior vice president of public policy. “Tragic high wind-related disasters during the last two years alone—tornadoes in Oklahoma last May and in Illinois last November, for example—are clear signs that we need to focus on significantly reducing the vulnerability of our communities to these types of devastating events.”

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