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April 14, 2020

Tips For Sheltering in Place During a Hurricane

April 14, 2020

The Most Hurricane Prone Places in Florida

March 31, 2020

How The National Hurricane Center forecasts and Tracks Hurricanes

March 30, 2020

Hurricane Damage Inspection Checklist

March 27, 2020

What Are the Most Wind-Resistant Building Materials?

We all know the fable about the three little pigs and their houses of straw, sticks and bricks. When the big bad wolf came, only the house of bricks remained standing. The lesson of the fable is one that Floridians can take literally. Instead of a big bad wolf we’ve got hurricanes – which […]
March 27, 2020

Can You Build a Hurricane-Proof Home?

It depends on who you ask. There are some home developers and builders who claim their homes stand up far better to hurricanes than the average Florida home. They usually stop short of claiming their homes are “hurricane proof,” likely for liability reasons, but they do advertise them as “Hurricane Resistant.” Deltec Homes and […]
March 27, 2020

What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane, Typhoon and Tropical Cyclone?

March 27, 2020

The Environmental Impact of Hurricanes in Florida

It’s not just the people who suffer when hurricanes make landfall. Thousands of animals are killed, waterways are damaged, trees are uprooted and the ground is eroded. As a natural part of Earth’s climate, these disasters are events that have been altering the coasts for millions of years. The natural ecological destruction hurricanes in […]
March 27, 2020

History of Okeechobee – Florida’s Deadliest Hurricane

Hurricanes in Florida aren’t new, but there are recent technological advancements that help save lives and reduce the extent of damages. Better medical equipment, better training, faster emergency response, sturdier structures, improved communication and the ease with which people can be warned and evacuate are all factors that reduce the property damage, injuries and […]