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Galveston1900-1Throughout the years, there have been many memorable hurricanes that have hit the United States. The National Weather Service did not start naming them until 1953. Before that time, they were named for the location where the eye of the storm made landfall.

The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 was the most disastrous weather event in the United States. The storm attributed to 6,000-12,000 deaths and $30 million in property damage. The tides from the storm flooded all of Galveston Island and other parts of Texas.

The Atlantic-Gulf of 1919 was a Category 4 hurricane when the eye of the storm passed just south of Key West, Florida. The storm made landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas, as a Category 3 hurricane. It is estimated that 600-900 people lost their lives during the storm. More than 500 people were lost when ten ships either sunk or were reported missing. The United States suffered an estimated $22 million in damages.

The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 ended the financial boom in South Florida. The death toll is not certain; however, the Red Cross reported that 6,381 people were injured and 373 died. There is no information on the amount in damages the storm caused.

As you can see, hurricanes can cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage. With the knowledge of how to prepare before the storm, people have been able to decrease the extent of damage that occurs during a hurricane. Also, with plenty of warning before the storm arrives, they are able to gather belongings and evacuate the area if necessary, lowering the number of injured or deceased. Galveston1900-3

Over time, there have been products developed to help reduce the damage to homes and businesses caused by hurricane winds and debris. Armor Screen has a variety of systems that can be placed on windows and doors to protect the glass from being broken by flying debris.

The Roll-Up System can work with home automation systems and is with U.V.-stabilized fabric and thread. This system can also be used to protect the property against everyday sun and rain.

The Buckle and Strap System is the most versatile and strongest system that is available. This system can be designed to fit almost any opening. It is transparent and lightweight.

The I-Beam Track System requires no ladder to set the system into place. This system slides on a curtain-like track and is as versatile and strong as the Buckle and Strap System.

The Hemcord can be deployed from inside the home. This system is deployed simply by opening the window and feeding the screen into the tracks that are mounted on the outer part of the window.

The Grommet System requires that anchors are placed at the top/bottom or left/right of the opening. The screen is secured to the opening with a wing-nut or stainless steel sidewalk bolt.

All of their systems are approved by the Florida Building Code and Miami Dade. Prepare now before the storm is near.

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2017-10-20T14:25:52+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Hurricanes in History