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Pat Shingleton: "Hurricane Season 2017"

4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Thursday, June 01 2017 Jun 1, 2017 June 01, 2017 4:15 AM June 01, 2017 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton:

It’s Hurricane Season and if you missed our special, "Hurricane X" - Are you Prepared?, repeats will be showcased on Cox Cable Channel 18 at 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 1st, Friday, June 2nd at 9:00 AM and this Sunday at 9:00 PM. Advancing the question, is there anything that produces a blast of wind stronger than a hurricane?  Yes, a human cough, with a gust of approximately 300 miles per hour.  Number two on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a sneeze, at 75 to 100 miles per hour. Taking a 9 pound 2-by-4 and firing it 34 mph into a window simulates the effects of a hurricane on coastal structures. Research indicates that building damage during a hurricane is caused by window and door failure.  Blowing through a home, walls force outward, collapsing the structure.  Hurricane resistant windows include a plastic interlayer and the building industry has been challenged to design products to further protect windows and doors from flying debris.

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