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There are a lot of claims being made right now for earth quake and hurricane proof housing, but unfortunately, homes are at risk. The best advice we can offer is to hire an engineer to review your house plans before building. Most high risk areas have stringent building codes, which requires an engineer's stamp. There are several building systems which are affordable and offer the best protection against, hurricanes, earthquakes, and fire.
 

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there are several steps you can take to help protect yourself from hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and Tsunamis...
  • local building codes are designed for a regions average weather conditions. They seldom require construction standards that will resist winds up to 200 miles per hour.

  • There is really no structure that will withstand every disaster, natural or man made.

  • It is up to the individual to use good judgment in determining which methods of construction and which materials will best weather the storm.

 

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 information from the Federal Government on protecting your home from Wind Damage

 

T H E W I N D

Protecting Your

Home From Hurricane

Wind Damage

During a hurricane, homes may be damaged or destroyed by high winds and high waves. Debris can break windows and doors, allowing high winds inside the home. In extreme storms, such as Hurricane Andrew, the force of the wind alone can cause weak places in your home to fail. After Hurricane Andrew, a team of experts examined homes that had failed and ones that had survived. They found four areas that should be checked for weakness—the roof, windows, doors, and if you have one, garage door. In this brochure, we discuss some things you can do to help make your home stronger before the next hurricane strikes. You may need to make some improvements or install temporary wind protection. It is important that you do these projects now, before a hurricane threatens. While these projects, if done correctly, can make your home safer during a hurricane, they are no guarantee that your home won’t be damaged or even destroyed. If you are told by authorities to evacuate, do so immediately, even if you have taken these precautions.

ARC 5023
FEMA 247
Dec. 1993

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