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Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
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Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
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From a protect-your-home standpoint, there are two ways to thumb your nose at Hurricane Irene and other natural disasters like her.

Option One: Have an insurance policy that covers windstorm damage and flooding (or whatever natural disasters are typical in your area). Two, fortify your house so that should a disaster strike, the building has a better chance of making it through undamaged — which keeps you safe if you’re weathering in place better phrase? confusing, and gives you a home to come back to, if you’ve evacuated.

Option Two comes with some financial incentives. As we reported earlier this year, more insurers are offering policy discounts:

“In addition to saving lives or keeping a home standing, the insurance savings can be substantial, advocates say. Depending on the state and extent of the modifications, discounts can run as high as 35% of the policy, insurers say. An Alabama resident on the Gulf Coast, for example, might save up to 10% for installing wind-resistant windows and doors. This is especially important for homeowners in high-risk areas that have already seen their insurance rates rise. State Farm, for example, offers policy discounts of up to 27% in Texas for impact-resistant roofing to limit hail damage. In Wyoming and New Mexico, it offers as much as 30% off.”

Talk to your insurer to find out what discounts are available in your area. Not every modification qualifies — fortified safe rooms, which FEMA recommends in tornado-prone areas, are a notable exception. Those projects that do must be built to specific standards to be eligible for the deal.

Even if there’s no insurance benefit, state deals can help subsidize the cost of your project: According to our article:

“Beyond the new insurance rules, many states are also offering ways to cut the costs of disaster-proofing improvements. Virginia and Louisiana have both hosted annual hurricane-preparedness sales-tax holidays during May since 2008, covering purchases such as back-up generators and storm shutters. (Earlier this year, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a membership group of state legislators, passed a measure encouraging other states to do the same.) Homeowners building a safe room may be eligible for federal or state grants; Mississippi, for example, reimburses 75% of the cost, up to $4,000, for a single-family shelter. And those impact-resistant windows and doors may qualify buyers for an energy-efficiency tax credit for 10% of the cost, up to $200 for windows and up to $500 total.”

Just don’t cancel Option One, that solid insurance policy. As Julie Rochman, the chief executive of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, told us in May: “There’s no such thing as a guarantee. If you’re talking about an F4 or F5 tornado bearing down on you, at some point Mother Nature is going to overpower any engineering.”

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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,284 -79 1.82%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,853 -27 1.42%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,089 -14 0.66%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,192 -6 0.46%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 30.40 +0.71 2.39%
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DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,940 -40 0.44%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,037 -29 0.71%
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Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.12 0.00 0.04%
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Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime -0.02 -0.06 159.78%
Crude Oil
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Gold
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/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 361 -2 0.41%
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 682.74 -0.83 -0.12%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.27 -0.68 -5.25%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.81 -2.05 -5.14%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.59 0.14 1.22%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 37.11 0.23 0.62%
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Business 13.12% 13.11% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.25% 15.14%
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