Post-Matthew: Buying a hurricane-ready home provides peace of mind

Photos for Headline Surfer / Hurricane-ready homes are a specialty of Daytona Beach-based ICI Homes, one of the nation's premiere custom home builders. Shown below are ICI Homes proprietors Mori and Forough Hosseini, the entrepreneurial married couple, who live in nearby Ormond Beach and are involved in countless business, community, educational and civic activities and causes.  
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Robert Hahn Jr. of Palm Coast had less to worry about than most people when Hurricane Matthew, the monster storm storm packing winds of 90 mph hit Central Florida, thanks to his ICI Homes hurricane-ready home.

In the aftermath of the hurricane, stretches of A1A in Flagler County were completely washed away. Storefront roofs in Daytona Beach were torn away, utility poles snapped in half and street signs turned upside. 

But Hahn didn't have to stress over Mathew's might within the comfort and safety of his own residence. 

"I'm in my ICI home right now," Hahn posted on the ICI Homes' Facebook page just minutes before high noon Friday as Hurricane Matthew was doing its destructive thing outside the comfort of his structurally-sound residence. "So relieved I have this house!" 

Why? Because Hahn owns a hurricane-ready home built by Daytona Beach-based ICI Homes, one of the nation's premier custom home builders operated by Mori and Forough Hosseini. 

Mori and Forough Hosseini of ICI Homes in Daytona offer hurricane-ready homes /Headline SurferIn the aftermath of  Hurricane Matthew, stretches of A1A in Flagler County were completely washed away. Storefront roofs in Daytona Beach were torn away, utility poles snapped in half and street signs turned upside down.

But Robert Hahn Jr. of Palm Coast didn't have to stress over Mathew's might within the comfort and safety of his own residence. 

"I'm in my ICI home right now," Hahn posted on ICI Homes' Facebook page just minutes before high noon Friday as Hurricane Matthew was doing its destructive thing outside. "So relieved I have this house!" 

Why? 

Because Hahn owns a hurricane-ready home built by Daytona Beach-based ICI Homes, one of the nation's premier custom home builders, operated by Mori and Forough Hosseini, shown here. 

Headline Surfer Editor's Note

ICI Homes builds hurricane-ready homes / Headline SurferHere is a link to an ICI Homes blog that explains the benefits of living in a hurricane-ready home: https://blog.icihomes.com/2016/10/05/5468/.

Potential damage from a tropical cyclone might be the last thing you want to consider when searching for your new Florida home, but it should be a primary concern.
Here’s why: good planning = peace of mind.

A trusted home-builder such as ICI Homes utilizes every critical guideline in the Florida Building Code. This means incorporating tested materials and techniques into strong yet pleasing designs for prospective home-buyers.

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Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL where he's pursuing an MA in New Media/Journalism (degree in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka Daily News, 2007-'08; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-'04; and cops & courts for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-'96.