Bracing for Irene

Bracing for Irene

Evacuations have already begun in North Carolina as Hurricane Irene makes her way towards land. We hope everyone along the coast escapes unscathed, and to help to that end we’ve put together a short list of hurricane preparedness resources that will help you...
Hurricane Season Begins

Hurricane Season Begins

The hurricane season officially begins tomorrow (June 1) and runs through November 30. As if the country needed anymore natural disasters involving wind and rain. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released its seasonal outlook for the...
Bracing for Irene

Hurricane Preparedness Week

This week is Hurricane Preparedness Week. What does that mean, exactly? It’s the week when sites like this one educate readers on the importance of hurricane preparedness and storm safety. Even as I type this there is a gale off the bahamas threatening to become...
Hurricane Season Begins

Hurricane Harness Update

Last year we did an entry about The Hurricane Harness, a product that helps tie the roof down during a hurricane. High-speed winds traveling over the roof can create a vacuum pressure on the roof, pulling it upward. Likewise, windborne debris can rip holes in the...