Last year’s Hurricane Irma was the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. It was a Category 5 storm with 185 mile per hour winds for 37 consecutive hours, caused $64.7 billion of damage, and took the lives of 82 people. Unfortunately, seemingly every year another massive storm strikes another area, causing horrible damage and devastation.
So far this year, Hurricane Florence is on the mind of all homeowners and business owners across the southeast.
According to The New York Times Hurricane Florence has already pushed away from the Carolinas, but rivers continue to rise and the damage has already been catastrophic.
“These next 48 hours are going to be critical, to make sure that as these rivers rise we continue to focus on saving lives,” said Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s Governor.
Unfortunately, the Hurricane Florence death toll has claimed to 37 fatalities, as of September 18, following the death of two South Carolina detainees who were being transported in a sheriff’s office van. The vehicle was overcome by floodwaters.
“Despite persistent and ongoing efforts, floodwater rose rapidly and the deputies were unable to open the doors to reach the individuals inside the van,” Horry County Sheriff’s Office officials stated.
Perhaps one of the only positive aspects of this storm is that the wind speeds aren’t as brutal as some of last year’s devastating hurricanes. Still, it’s important for homeowners and business owners who live in hurricane at-risk areas to have sliding glass door systems and high impact windows installed throughout their structures. Although winds and flying debris aren’t causing too much damage along the southeast, the flooding has been devastating.
In order to prevent hurricane force winds from breaking into your homes, buildings, or any kind of structure, you will need sliding glass door systems, as well as hurricane impact windows, throughout the building.
If you want to learn more about sliding glass door systems and installing high impact glass windows and doors, make sure you’re working with experienced window and glass door manufacturers in Florida — give Engineering Glass Systems a call right away. Stay safe out there and keep your home and your buildings safe by any means necessary.