The effects of a hurricane on communities can be devastating. These major storm systems often bring torrential rains and strong winds that can cause flooding and even strip the roofing off of homes. Without the proper preparation, or without meticulous planning during construction, homeowners may face a serious crisis before, during, and after hurricanes make landfall.
On September 28th, Hurricane Ian made landfall on Cayo Costa as a Category 4 hurricane and made its way northeast across Central Florida. By the time Ian had reached New Smyrna Beach, it was a Category 1 storm. Category 1 hurricanes have sustained winds of 74-95 miles per hour and can often cause coastal flooding.
We are proud to share that our Turnbull Crossings community of New Smyrna Beach luxury homes endured intense winds and heavy rainfall with no flooding or property destruction to report. Living in a Hammock Homes Builders home means enjoying the protection that you need against hurricanes – even in a coastal community.
What exactly makes these safeguards so important? Based on the severity of storm damage, hurricanes can leave a trail of harm and destruction in their wake. Please continue reading for some important statistics about hurricanes as they relate to homeowners.
2021 marked the seventh consecutive year in which 10 or more billion-dollar disaster events occurred in the United States. At the rate that storm activity is worsening year after year, 2022 will likely be the eighth consecutive year.
Even though hurricane season rages from June to November, you can still enjoy peace of mind year-round by living in a Hammock Home Builders home. Learn more about the many ways we build storm-resistant homes by contacting us today.