Reducing the risk of damage to structures from hurricanes and winds
Hurricanes, these tremendously powered winds are so unforgiving. Its vast strength can turn any structure in its way inside out and leave it completely ruined and flat on the ground. Hurricane season, in America and other places in the world, is always a nerve-racking time for everyone whose home is in the path of hurricanes. However, due to the collateral damages caused by hurricanes, even those whose structures are off the hurricane paths should be prepared. Prevention is better than cure, so they say, you can easily prepare well in advance for the hurricanes through various precautions as well as prevention measures. Some of the measures you can take include structural and economic precautions. Specifically, some of them are outlined below.
REINFORCE FOR WIND
Actually, any preventive measures for s hurricane should be planned well before a construction is begun. This way, the consequent risk of damage to structures from winds and flooding due to hurricane are minimized. This is also considered one of the most effective ways of property protection with respect to hurricanes. Now, this process involves reinforcing to strengthen the building’s outer shell. This encompasses doors, windows, the roof as well as walls.
Hurricanes are known to feature very fast moving winds accompanied by heavy rains. Windows and doors are some of the major weakness point and affected by the rain as well as the wind. It is through these zones that the entire house is utterly destroyed hence the need to reinforce such parts. Moreover, reinforcing entails scrapping off or securing all the non-building structures and clearing the external surrounding of the building.
ELEVATE FOR WATER
To protect from flooding, several other measures can be considered as well. Some such measures include building waterproof basements if any, and elevating or raising critical utilities like electrical panels and heating systems among others. In areas where the hurricane has a history of causing massive flooding, the whole structure or building should be elevated some height above the ground.
Disasters like hurricanes and others are a collective responsibility; everyone should participate in order to stay safe. Preventive measures like those outlined above should be adhered to; there are several other minor precautions, which as well, should be taken into consideration. This way, the adverse effects of hurricane can not only be prevented but also managed, and possibly evaded completely.