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Old 02-24-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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All new construction homes in FL come with hurricane shutters. On the outside of the windows you will see the studs, and the shutters will most likely be in the garage. They look like corrugated metal. My husband used to install shutters on new homes, the builder can not get a CO without them.
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:30 AM
 
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Storms are real and can be bad. If your told to leave do so. Shutters wont do much if your roof is gone
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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If you look at the picture of the storm in 1960 flooding was the big problem. In 2004 the flooding was not bad but don't think if a home is new it will be OK. Remember the Titanic.
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:38 AM
 
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Don't sell that snow shovel !
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:47 PM
 
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Everyone had good suggestions. I would defintely consider investing in shutters that you can handle putting on yourself. My dh almost broke his back trying to put up plywood to cover all our windows.

I would defintely have everything you will need already and don't wait until there is a hurricane warning...the stores become a mad house and it is crazy.

Very important: genrator, food, water, a way to cook the food, batteries, radio, car with full tank of gas, and lots of cash.

If it looks really bad I would just get out of town. It is not worth going thru all the post hurricane madness with children. I also had all my very important papers, pictures, and videos in a special safe that we could take with us if we had to leave.

I did not care if the house blew away...but I did not want to lose my precious pictures and videos.


Take care!
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:36 PM
 
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Shutters aren't the only protection, but they are essential. Just one more way to keep the storm from coming indoors.

I grew up in S Fla, have been through quite a few bad storms including 1960, but left before Andrew. I am going back to the emerald coast later this year, so the information on building codes, roofing, and shutters is very important to me.

But yeah, a shutter doesn't do much if the house next door floats into yours!
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