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Hurricanes

Flood water and gas fire in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. (www.photolibrary.fema.gov)

  • Protect and reinforce all roof, windows, doors, and garage doors
  • Secure exterior objects that could become wind-borne missiles
  • Install stronger door hardware2
  • Apply wood adhesive along roof deck and roof support
  • Install Hurricane Straps

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Reinforcements (Photograph 1135, FEMA, 31 Jan 2007, <http://www.photolibrary.fema.gov>.)

Hurricane Strap (“Against the Wind”, American Red Cross, 01 Feb 2007, <http://www.redcross. org/services/disaster/beprepared/Agnstwd.pdf>.)


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One Response to Preparing Historic Buildings and Sites for a Disaster

  1. sonnitex says:

    Aquí en Lorca ( España) hace un mes en el terremoto los edificios más afectados fueron los de ultima creación que se supone que contemplaban la normativa contra seismos. Sin embargo los más antiguos y que no estaban construidos bajo esta normativa, son los menos afectados ¿ como se Explica eso ?

    Here in Lorca (Spain) last month in the earthquake affected buildings were the latest creation is supposed to contemplated legislation against earthquakes. But the oldest and were not constructed under this policy, are less affected how do you explain that?

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