The 2006 hurricane season was thankfully mild this year. But that doesn’t mean that severe winds haven’t been an issue in the United States. The Northwest has been pounded by a winter storm with wind gusts of up to 110 mph. If those were sustained winds, that would be the equivalent of a strong category 2 hurricane! In July, parts of Missouri and Illinois experienced severe storms that contained damaging wind gusts as high as 90 mph. Chances are that your part of the country has experienced severe winds in the past and will do so again. At www.flash.org, we’ve made it easy for you to learn how to strengthen various parts of your house against severe winds. Just click the link below and navigate the tabs to right of the red house. Then when extreme winds blow you’ll be protected and learn to better protect your neighbors, too.
Credit: Federal Alliance for Safe Homes – FLASH, Inc.