31 Oct '16, 7am

Will Hurricane Matthew Inspire Safer Buildings?

Will Hurricane Matthew Inspire Safer Buildings?

Although Hurricane Matthew wasn’t nearly as catastrophic as some feared and expected, its wrath was still felt throughout the Southeastern United States. Despite widespread flooding, torrential rain and even the loss of human life , including dozens in the U.S. alone, many buildings in the region actually withstood the storm quite well. Moreover, homeowners who did suffer property damage are already taking steps to safeguard their belongings in the future. Securing the community By looking at the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew , it’s easy to identify some shortcomings. Personal docks, boats and other seaside properties were damaged all along Daytona Beach and St. Augustine Beach, while hundreds of thousands of consumers went without power in Florida. If that wasn’t challenging enough, rising waters in some areas were only made worse by clogged drainage ditches and channels...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2016/10/will-hurricane-matthe...

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