Bahama Shutters

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Bahama hurrican shutters

Bahama shutters are one-piece shutters that typically are affixed at the top of the window and then is propped open from the bottom. Typically these types of shutters are found in tropical areas where the sunlight is strong and a more or less consisten shading device is desired. Benefits of Bahama Shutters Fairly easy installation… Read more »

Accordion Shutters

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Accordion hurricane shutters

Accordion shutters typically come in one or two pieces. As their name indicates, they unfold accordion-like from either one or both sides of the window. Accordion shutters, like every other kind of shutters, have both their positive points and their drawbacks. We will go over these aspects below. Benefits of Accordion Shutters Strong and secure… Read more »

Top 10 Most Vulnerable Areas to Hurricanes

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Vulnerable to hurricane damage

According to Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of the International Hurricane Research Center, the top 10 most vulnerable areas to hurricanes are: New Orleans, Louisiana Lake Okeechobee, Florida Florida Keys Coastal Mississippi Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Galveston/Houston, Texas Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Eastern Long Island, New York Wilmington, North Carolina Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida While New Orleans… Read more »

What is the Difference Between a Hurricane and a Typhoon?

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According to the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, a “hurricane” and a “typhoon” are simply different names for a “tropical cyclone.” As a general rule, these cyclones are given the name “hurricane” in the Western hemisphere (the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline, or the South Pacific Ocean east of… Read more »

10 Essential Foods / Hurricane Grocery List

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Essential foods for a hurricane

What should you store and what should you erase off your grocery list in preparation for a hurricane? We have some suggestions for what not to stock up on, as well as ten foods that will serve you well during and after a storm.  … First, let’s look at the list of items you should not be buying. Do… Read more »