I have to say — living next to a lake and bay — one good thing is that I feel much more secure despite the high winds knowing that my company’s polycarbonate security film is “armoring the glass.” Otherwise I’d feel like a sitting duck – glass blowing out means nothing good.
I had no idea how vulnerable I was all those years until I was told about the technology and began to study it.It happens because of wind-borne debris strikes, and sometimes just from pure suction as happened to the Chase tower during IKE.
Not for me. With Tropical Storm BILL bearing down I could not care less.
I have “armored by glass” the weakest link that leads to structural failure when breached. And I am 4 stories up including the underground parking. If water gets this high there will no longer be a Houston!
The ground-based cars are the only problem in rising water. Now where is my helicopter — or flying amphibious car to get out of here after the next IKE?
What happens when glacial melt raises the sea level another 3 feet…? Our car parking spaces will become an underwater boat dock.
We must upgrade our buildings for stronger storms — Adapt or die folks.
My advice: Upgrade what you have, where you are, when you can (to paraphrase a Teddy Roosevelt quote I love, “Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are”).
The Climate has become extreme and is not our friend anymore. We can’t survive it in “houses of straw.“