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Hurricanes: A source of massive destruction

With hurricanes being such powerful forces of nature, it is not surprising that they cause massive destruction, deaths and economic losses in whatever place they decide to hit.
In a matter of seconds a hurricane can turn into a home wrecker, a nature destroyer and even a ruthless killer.



Strong winds are the most common means of destruction associated with hurricanes. Their sometimes continuous barrage can take trees down, knock over buildings and homes, sink or ground boats, and flip cars causing deaths, injuries and destruction to anything around them.

Tropical storm-force winds are strong enough to be dangerous to those caught in them. For this reason, buildings have to be protected, prevention will always save lives, fortunately, there are solutions that can help protect your home from a hurricane or high wind event. Preparing your home or business can have a significant impact on whether your home withstands the next big storm.

The Saffir-Simpson scale is the standard scale for rating the severity of a hurricane as measured by the damage it causes. It classifies hurricanes on a hierarchy from category 1 (minimal), through category 2 (moderate), category 3 (extensive), and category 4 (extreme), to category 5 (catastrophic). A super typhoon is equivalent to a category 4 or 5 hurricane.


Let’s go back in time to the 1970 Bhola Cyclone that hit East Pakistan (Bangladesh today) and India’s West Bengal on November 12, 1970. While the exact death toll is unknown it is estimated that 300,000-500,000 people passed away as a consequence to this disaster, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in recent history.

Kenna, a category 5 hurricane, was the 3rd most intense Pacific hurricane to ever strike Mexico’s West Coast. Hitting San Blas, Nayarit on October 25th, 2002, was the 3rd category 5 hurricane of the hurricane season. 140 mph winds and a 16-foot surge devastated the coastline, causing $101 million dollars in damage.

Hurricane Pauline made headlines, Working it’s way up the Mexican coastline, Pauline dumped torrential rainfalls with 16″ of rain in Acapulco. It also caused disastrous land slides in some of Mexico’s poorest villages, killing roughly 250-400 people and leaving a striking 300,000 people homeless.

Massive destruction can happen in minutes, sure we can always try to predict how strong a hurricane is going to be but truth be told,nature has always found different ways to surprise us in the most unexpected ways and this can be by bringing us the lightest rainfall in some seasons or the worst hurricanes costing the lives of innocent unprotected people. We can never, ever know how many lives it will take, the number can go from zero to entire villages and towns.

For these reasons it is important to always be ready and prepared for the unexpected, especially when it comes to natural disasters, Hurricane solution is the safest system, most aesthetically pleasing and effective hurricane protection system on Earth.



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