Hurricane season always proves difficult for those who live on the coast, as well as those who live inland depending on the severity of the storm. And with climatic conditions worsening globally, hurricanes and other storms are becoming even more severe. With these storms causing even more issues, the demand for durable steel buildings is increasing greatly.
There are several types of storms that could cause damages to your steel structure construction project, but there are three common storms that are a step above the others. Whether a storm is classified as a hurricane, cyclone, or typhoon will depend on where the storm originates. Hurricanes form over the Northeastern Pacific Ocean or the North Atlantic Ocean, while cyclones will start in the Indian or South Pacific Ocean. Typhoons typically only form over the Northwest Pacific; however, if the storm crosses over into another’s territory, they’ll change categories as well.
The official hurricane season typically runs from June 1st to November 30th; however, sometimes these topical storms jump the gun and get an early start. But hurricanes don’t start out as hurricanes, they begin as Tropical Depressions. The Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale shows the classifications of these storms, starting with Tropical Depressions and going up to Category 5 hurricanes. These are classified based on their wind speeds, Category 3 hurricanes, and above being known as “major” storms.
Each hurricane to hit the U.S. is given its own name and depending on the destruction it causes, there are some names that are retired afterward. So far, there have been 90 Atlantic storms to cause so much destruction that their names were retired. We’ve listed a few of them and their years below.
With all this information about hurricanes and their destructive notions, you have to wonder if they are starting to get worse. Are they getting stronger as time passes? Is global warming to blame? The NOAA listed additional facts about hurricanes, their destruction, and their predictions for 2020 in a recent article. We’ve listed these facts and predictions below.
Though it’s nearly impossible to find a structure that can withstand the powerful winds and rains produced by tropical storms and hurricanes, our prefab metal buildings are the closest you’ll get. These structures are specifically designed to withstand harsher weather elements for longer periods of time, standing tall and strong for years to come. Other benefits of investing in a steel structure from Carport Central include those we’ve listed below.
Though no one can really promise to supply you with a structure that can withstand a tornado or hurricane, our steel building products are the most durable today. In addition to a variety of metal structures to choose from, we also offer several customization options and financial services. You can learn more about our products and services online, or you can contact one of our building specialists today at +1 (980) 321-9898.
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