The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is used to rate a hurricane's present intensity. The scale ranges from one to five and uses sustained wind speed to estimate the potential property damage and flooding from a hurricane landfall.
A hurricane is a powerful tropical storm that measures several hundred miles in diameter. Hurricanes have two main parts. The first is the eye of the hurricane, which is a calm area in the center of the storm. Usually, the eye of a hurricane measures about 20 miles in diameter, and has very few clouds. The second part is the wall of clouds that surrounds the calm eye. This is where the hurricane's strongest winds and heaviest rain occur.
When assembling a disaster kit in preparation for storms or emergencies, it is important to consider all eventualities. Make plans now for food, medicine, money and essentials so that you won’t be caught short in an emergency.
A safe room, or storm shelter, provides the highest degree of protection for you and your family from the dangerous forces of extreme winds and debris impacts. Consider the following information for building or installing a safe room
Protecting windows from high winds not only helps you avoid damage to your house, it also reduces the likelihood that you or members of your family will be hurt by broken glass and debris.
When Ned and Anne Hammond began to consider what type of home they wanted to build on their unique site, they did what most of us might do - they began to study every house they encountered.
With beautiful ocean views to enjoy year-round, creating outdoor living spaces was part of the plan from day one.
Throughout this project one recurring theme constantly re-emerges—hire the right people and take the time to do it right.
With the foundation in place, the trucks bring in the house sections for assembly.
The proper lighting and the ability to control each layer of light is the key to composing a stunning visual environment.