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Hurricane Force Winds vs. Your Windows

Hurricane Force Winds vs. Your Windows

One window that winds up breached during a hurricane, can potentially cost you your home! The following article is a culmination of information provided by post-disaster investigations, about what hurricane-force winds can do to your home after a breach has been made through a window. Strong Winds and Debris Studies have shown that pressure fromRead more about Hurricane Force Winds vs. Your Windows[…]

Bahama hurricane shutters outclass traditional shutter types in a few different ways. Here are some benefits of this shutter type to consider.

Bahama hurricane shutters outclass traditional shutter types in a few different ways. Here are some benefits of this shutter type to consider.

Bahama Hurricane Shutters If you’re looking for a blend of home security and protection from storms, Bahama hurricane shutters are an option that have been around for quite some time on the islands, and have been gaining traction here in the United States- particularly in the southern states. The Bahama design offers a wide rangeRead more about Bahama hurricane shutters outclass traditional shutter types in a few different ways. Here are some benefits of this shutter type to consider.[…]

2019 GWO Hurricane Season Forecast!

2019 GWO Hurricane Season Forecast!

Global Weather Oscillations or GWO has been successful in predicting the hurricane season with incredible accuracy (87% since 2009!) The average storm has 11 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 0.6 major landfalls. In 2018 they predicted 16/18 named storms, 8/10 hurricanes and 2 major landfalls. GWO has predicted another above average storm season with 13Read more about 2019 GWO Hurricane Season Forecast![…]

Hurricanes & Rapid Intensification

Hurricanes & Rapid Intensification

While meteorologists are getting better and better at projecting storms and helping us prepare for there landfall it isn’t a perfect science. Rapid intensification is a meteorological condition that occurs when a tropical cyclone intensifies dramatically in a short period of time. Typically defined as an increase of 35 MPH or more in a 24hr time span.Read more about Hurricanes & Rapid Intensification[…]

Government shutdown halts hurricane research.

Government shutdown halts hurricane research.

(CNN)Though hurricane season runs from June through November, it is during the “off-season” when forecasters and researchers refine and improve their forecasting models, methods and techniques, allowing forecasters to enhance the accuracy of storm predictions. With the partial government shutdown in its third week, and no end in sight, much of the research and development theRead more about Government shutdown halts hurricane research.[…]