If you live in an area where hurricanes or other such severe weather events are common, it is likely that you will need to take a set number of measures to protect your home against the elements, such as the installation of hurricane proof doors and hurricane windows. You should always take severe weather events like hurricanes seriously, because they have a history of proving to be very dangerous for many different people throughout the course of history not only in the United States, but in the world at large as well. In fact, hurricanes can even spawn tornadoes in the day after the landfall of the hurricane, making it even more dangerous. Hurricane Andrew alone, for instance, created more than sixty tornadoes (sixty two, to be more exact) before the severe weather finally abated. And hurricanes have been growing in intensity in the past few years. Take hurricane Irma, for example, widely regarded as one of the most dangerous hurricanes to ever touch down on land not only in the United States but in other parts of the world as well. Hurricane Irma was incredibly powerful, holding as many as seven trillion watts of energy at its peak, an equivalent of every single bomb dropped during the entire course of World War II. Because of this immense raw power, hurricane Irma had a hugely devastating effect. In fact, in Barbuda alone, hurricane Irma completely destroyed up to ninety percent of all buildings in the entirety of the country. As a direct result of this, as much as sixty percent of the entire population of the country was left, unfortunately, without a home and, in many cases, without even a reliable place to stay.
Fortunately, there are ways that you can protect yourself and your home (as well as your loved ones and family members too, of course) from hurricanes – even hurricanes that are as powerful or even nearly as powerful as hurricane Irma so very quickly and thoroughly proved to be. The installation of hurricane proof doors, for instance, is one step that any home owner can take, and the installation of hurricane proof doors along with impact resistant windows are even necessary in some parts of the country of the United States. In the state of Florida, this is very much enforced, with impact resistant windows a requirement if your home, apartment, or condo is located within a mile or less of the coastline. This is because these areas will experience the highest and most dangerously powerful winds, which will often reach one hundred and ten miles per hour during any given hurricane or hurricane season, which runs from the beginning of the month of June to the end of the month of November. Aside from hurricane proof windows, hurricane proof doors such as luxury sliding glass doors can help to even further weather proof your home or apartment or even your condo. Hurricane proof doors are designed to be able to withstand winds of up to one hundred and fifteen miles per hour, making hurricane proof doors an absolute must if you live in an area that is greatly affected by hurricane activity during the yearly hurricane season, such as in the state of Florida, only one of a number of hurricane prone locations in the United States alone, let alone in even more parts of the world beyond it.
Hurricanes are serious business, and should not be messed around with and should always be taken seriously. The typical hurricane can dump as many as nine trillion liters of rain in just one single day for every day that the hurricane is active. Sometimes, this means that evacuation becomes mandatory or is even just highly recommended. Aside from weather proofing your home with hurricane proof doors and similar methods using high impact glass (such as in windows, as has been previously discussed in an earlier paragraph of this brief article), you should always follow evacuation recommendations and get yourself and your family to safety as quickly as is humanly possible. Hurricanes are not to be messed around with, and trying to stick out a hurricane instead of evacuating can have a number of negative consequences – sometimes even leading to the loss of life.