Hurricane season 2018 will be here before you know it, and it is predicted to be equally as unforgiving as last year’s hurricane season. Now is the perfect time to think ahead and learn about how to lessen the risk of similar damages before the season begins.
Storm surges occur when the body of water from which a hurricane develops suddenly rises to great heights. Huge, battering waves storm across beaches and travel further inland than normal, usually into the closest towns and residential areas.
Storm surges are often responsible for massive death tolls from hurricanes, as they destroy everything in their path. Don’t take hurricane warnings lightly—when local authorities and news stations say it’s time to evacuate, the safest thing you can do is to follow their advice! The safest place to be during a hurricane is as far from bodies of water as possible.
Flooding From Heavy Rains
Heavy rains accompany hurricanes due to clashing weather fronts which initiated the hurricane in the first place. Torrential rain that seems to never stop can linger for days after the hurricane is gone, flooding a wider circumference than even the hurricane could reach.
Over time, flooded homes and businesses can give way to water damage and collapse. When you live in an area prone to hurricane activity, it’s important to make sure your home or business is built to code with a strong (and sometimes elevated) foundation. A proper foundation will help your home withstand water damage.
Strong, Battering Winds
Hurricane winds can easily reach 170+ miles per hour, able to rip a roof or siding from a house with ease. They turn loose debris such as trampolines, signs, and downed trees or branches into dangerous projectiles that can damage your home or business. Hurricane doors and windows are made to withstand the impact of flying debris at over 100 miles per hour. They help prevent material damages and to protect the lives taking cover within.
Protect Your Home with Hurricane Windows in Boca Raton/South Florida
More than just protecting a house from cosmetic damage, hurricane impact windows protect the people that make it a home. Call Black Rhino today at 561-989-8787 to learn how to improve your home’s aesthetics while protecting your family at the same time. We carry one of the largest selections of hurricane impact products in South Florida.