04:24PM | 07/31/00
Member Since: 07/30/00
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I would like to know about reinforcing a house for hurricanes. I live about 30 miles north of Gulfpirt MA, and while it is not on the beach, you still might loose the roof. Anyone know any articles or something?


06:05AM | 08/01/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
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I searched on "hurricanes & construction" and fould a whole bunch of stuff on the Web.


09:41AM | 08/01/00
Member Since: 07/30/00
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Most of the stuff I've found on the web is about storm windows. Since I'm still building I want to know ways to reinforce the roof trusses, or things like that. I heard of a way to make a shelter inside your home by reinforcing a closet with plywood, but I can't find any more about it. Any ideas?


09:56AM | 08/04/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
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Liz, give this a shot. Call your local TV station and see if they can help you. I think that they would know or a least be able to piont you is the right direction.


05:44PM | 08/22/00
Member Since: 07/31/00
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I found a group called the Institute for Building and Home Safety -- started by insurance folks to cut down on losses and injuries. They had a booklet you could print off with adobe on how to retrofit your home to prepare for a hurricane. Haven't really reviewed it personally, but there were other items that might be helpful too. Their main site is www.ibhs.ord -- The publication is about 1/2 way down on this page:


05:32AM | 08/23/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
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... under the tornado section at that site (from Bearoness) -
You can get standard shelter designs from the Institute for Disaster Research at Texas Tech University. Box 41023, Lubbock, Tex. 79409-1033
They're free.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited August 23, 2000).]


09:14PM | 09/01/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
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Go to Click on Wednesday and then "Hurricane retro-fitting."
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