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Building Stronger Homes in Broken Arrow

Local State Farm Agent Steve Krokstrom recently underwent Continuing Education Training to understand the FORTIFIED construction method and how re-roofing or building with FORTIFIED can benefit his community. 

“It’s no secret that all of us would like to have a more storm-resistant home,” said Krokstrom. “Investing in a FORTIFIED Home will give our families the best protection from wind, rain and hail by creating a system of defenses to keep the roof on and the rain out. The FORTIFIED building method is a solid step towards reaching the goal of a more resilient home.”

The training course was hosted by Smart Home America and the Disaster Resilience Network (DRN), the latter an Oklahoma-based non-profit. State Farm agents from across the state earned 2-hours of CE credit for attending the Beyond-Code Construction Benefits class instructed by Sonja Sheffield of Smart Home America. 

Smart Home America is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Mobile, Alabama, that advocates nationally for the use of modern building codes, property mitigation, and resilient policies to reduce losses from disasters. 

“We are thrilled to work with State Farm and DRN to spread the word about FORTIFIED construction in Oklahoma,” said Sonja Sheffield, Technical Outreach Director at Smart Home America. 

“Homeowners face many risks, such as hail and tornadoes, and FORTIFIED can help alleviate much of the damage and disruption that happens after these storms.”

To learn more about FORTIFIED, visit https://fortifiedhome.org.To learn more about the Disaster Resilience Network, visit: https://www.disasterresiliencenetwork.org/

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