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(Photo Credit: Billy Pope, Alabama State Parks)

Located in Gulf Shores, Alabama, The Lodge at Gulf State Park was originally destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Now, the newly rebuilt Lodge is the first-ever hotel to be recognized as “hurricane-resilient,” as recognized by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s (IBHS) FORTIFIED Commercial construction standards.

Sitting along the Gulf Coast, the $140 million coastal hotel and conference center was designed and built to be more resilient to the risks of property damage caused by hurricanes and other extreme wind-driven weather events. The Lodge can withstand Category 5 wind speeds of 160 mph and is propped up well above flood level in order to protect against storm surge.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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