Tuesday July 17, 2007

Nice try boys, but South Florida doesn’t have earthquakes. And yes, it is possible to build a hurricane-proof building. The company my dad worked for had a data processing center right in the eye’s path during Andrew, and they went about their business like nothing happened; didn’t loose power for even a second.

Tags: , ,


comments powered by Disqus
  1. nonee moose    Thu Jul 19, 03:55 PM #  

    Here we go… I swear they won’t rest until we’re all rubbing two sticks together!

  2. j    Fri Jul 27, 10:00 PM #  

    thats a lie

  3. alesh    Sat Jul 28, 02:01 AM #  

    Hi there little Jay! Good job finding your keyboard, and congratulations on finally figuring out the whole preview/submit thing. Now that you’ve got the system down, we can concentrate on content.

    “thats a lie” is a start, but over here we’re tough graders, and we won’t even consider your paper unless you tell us what you’re referring to (is it a part of the post? which part? the preceding comment?). The 5 W's might be a bit much, but when you make a proclamation, you might start with giving us a 'why' go go along with it. Bonus points for punctuation. Go get ‘em, champ!

  4. 51 yr old 3rd generation Floridian    Wed Aug 8, 04:50 PM #  

    While there are construction methods that may increase the odds of survival of a hurricane, there really is not a fool proof way of building a hurricane proof building. If you get hit by the worst and survive you are lucky. The eye path is not necessarily the worst part of a storm, the winds projecting out above the eye are generally the strongest. Tracking the eye path for forecasting is a farely recent and grossly inaccurate method of predicting the path of a hurricane (just ask the people in SW FL who believed Charlie was going to hit Tampa). In the old days they used to consider the size of the storm, i.e., the number of miles it covers as being the path of the storm which gave a better idea of who could be in the path. Now people think they are only in danger if they are in the path of the eye. If a storm is 400 miles wide and the eye is 40 miles wide do you really think only the people in the path of the eye are in danger. If you’re in the path of the eye you will at least get a break as the eye passes over.

  5. alesh    Wed Aug 8, 06:58 PM #  

    Check out the buildings on Bermuda. This little island gets pummeled by hurricanes all the time. Their houses are made of concrete (roof and all). The windows have 6-inch squares of strong glass and shutters over them. Hurricane proof!