Monthly Archives: June 2013

Against the Winds: Innovation in Hurricane-Proof Design

Modern architecture has transformed our nation into something nearly unrecognizable from its original state; huge bustling cities dot the country, with gigantic skyscrapers, bustling apartment buildings, and a completely restructured landscape of roads and parks. But while a city may feel like a concrete (no pun intended) and permanent declaration of man’s control over his […]

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How to Protect Your Existing Home from Tornadoes

“Tornado Alley” is a rough description of the middle part of the continental United States, stretching from the western Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians; it is the epicenter of tornado activity in the nation, though tornadoes can strike anywhere and every single state has experienced them. If you live in this part of the United […]

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Tornado Safe Rooms and Home Construction

Last week’s blog post explored some of the common myths about how to survive a tornado inside your home, as well as detailing the issues behind a completely tornado-proof dwelling. Structural engineers agree that it’s not financially feasible for most homeowners to construct what is essentially a bomb shelter in hopes of preventing damage during […]

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The Myth of the Disaster-Proof House

The United States has dealt with several high-profile natural disasters lately; Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in late 2012, and a massive tornado ripped apart most of Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013, leaving horrific scenes of destruction in its wake. These and other events were stark reminders of nature’s terrifying power and mankind’s helplessness […]

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