August 5, 2020 - Asheville, NC - As we move into the part of the hurricane season with the historically strongest and most catastrophic storms, being safe and protecting your home are top priorities,
Having a Hurricane Preparedness Plan is strategic and smart.
The last few hurricane seasons showed us that they can disastrous, unpredictable and unsafe. No matter how good hurricane predictions may be, sometimes Mother Nature goes on its own journey and doesn't do exactly what the experts predict. Planning and preparing for a hurricane is best done ahead of time.
Deltec Homes (DeltecHomes.com), renowned for their hurricane resistant homes around the world for the past 50 years, has compiled important guidelines for hurricane preparedness.
- Ready.gov is a great place for information on preparing for a future hurricane. Another resource is Flash.org/hurricanestrong.
- Sign up for your community's warning system. Stay up to date and follow any evacuation orders that are issued for your specific location.
- Plan multiple escape routes in case the most obvious one becomes blocked or not passible.
- Make an emergency plan. Consider the needs of everyone in your family, especially those that may require special care.
- Please include your pets in your emergency plans. Since pets may hide during storms, keep them in a safe location prior and be ready with additional food and other supplies for them. Also confirm if shelters or accommodations accept pets.
- Consider how COVID-19 may affect your evacuation plans and your emergency supplies. Add masks, plastic disposable gloves and hand sanitizer to your emergency kit.
- Check with your local authorities or media websites on the current evacuation shelters or recommendations in your area. With COVID-19, many localities have shifted or revised their shelters or evacuation recommendations.
- The next best protection is a small, interior, windowless room in a sturdy building on the lowest level that is not subject to flooding according to The Weather Channel.
- Gather necessary supplies for at least three days in a portable emergency kit.
Living in a hurricane-resistant home is ideal -- not only in traditional coastal areas in places like Florida and the Carolinas -- but also up the Atlantic seaboard including Virginia, New Jersey and New York. As the world climate changes, worsens and hurricanes intensify, durability and resilient home design is at the forefront.
“We are in the business of building quality hurricane-resistant homes and we know and understand the power of a hurricane. Our homes distinctive, circular design and innovative engineering has sustained its structure through several catastrophic storms including Hurricane Katrina and Sandy. We have engineered structures that have withstood direct hits some of the most intense and catastrophic hurricanes throughout history, such as Hurricanes Charley, Dorian, Harvey, Hugo, Irma, and Ivan,” states Steve Linton, a structural engineer and president, Deltec Homes.
Deltec has refined their design for buildings to withstand wind up to 185 mph, that of the strongest Category 5 hurricanes. The aerodynamic shape of the homes prevents wind from building up enough pressure on any side, avoiding a structural failure. The reinforced roof is at an optimal pitch to deflect the winds and reduce any possible lift. From engineering, to design to construction, Deltec is focused on the details of building the most durable home possible for the harshest weather.
"We understand what it takes to build a home that can survive a hurricane. Homeowners we have built for feel more safe and secure and gives them extra peace of mind. At the end of the day, we want our homeowners to return to an intact home after any major storm. There are enough other things to worry about besides their home.”
Or more information, log onto: https://www.deltechomes.com/category/hurricane-resistant.
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