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But hurricane season is back in full swing the devastation left behind by hurricane sandy and Americans wondering now.
What can they do to survive the next big storm Maria Maria Molina just back from Miami.
Lord with more -- came back from Minnesota where it's tornado country and starts -- in his dark skies you don't see that anywhere else.
At least on the East Coast -- see it all throughout the midwest hurricane season a whole lot of things a whole another thing in this season is actually forecast to be.
Well above average in terms of -- activity across the Atlantic Caribbean and also the Gulf of Mexico so this is something that we do need to watch your coming up.
Over the next several months and -- Atlantic hurricane season does run until November.
Thirty it and so it's six months.
Carried out here and it did go I didn't went I went to the international hurricane research -- to check out some of the incredible research ongoing.
To help build better and stronger homes.
And all the -- Victory -- from about 150.
Mile an hour.
-- -- Yeah tell me a little bit about the wall of wind and what it's composed -- Just look at this Maria look at the magnitude of the -- of -- and we're looking at a structure here that's nearly two stories high.
Each individual fanned -- 700 horse.
Power your organization actually started because of hurricane and -- how devastating that was December ordered hurricane -- changed everything millions of dollars -- to rebuild South Florida.
And part of that funding came to create us.
The international hurricane research center at Florida International University the whole purpose is should we get future hurricanes how we can build better and build strong.
What we've done that we've taken what mother nature creates in the real world and now we brought it into the research world.
We're trying to replicate a real hurricane.
We have little triangles here on the bottom and this is to represent the ground surface that slows the wind down those tall spires.
At the back -- of the box.
Those helped create turbulence the wall of wind really has a key role when we talk about how can we build structures better.
You build -- stronger.
It's all about resellers in the wind engineering one of the things you've found is that type of -- most -- in homes correct.
So before we actually had just staples which are very smooth now you haven't nailed it has those grooves -- -- marine chain mail.
It just makes it that much stronger.
Meanwhile only seemingly hurricane conditions in terms of wind and rain.
On different homes and that's one of your areas of research right here we actually have a tax that was done this one had -- and your group characteristic that comes out to the components of the materials that are you.
As a result of that many rooftops would just blow right off then changes were made and now this is -- post and your group.
We certainly wanted to demonstrate that that now with knowledge and technology we've come a long way inside structure you can have lots of what's called hurricane strapping.
Just a metal -- -- that'll hold the roof.
To the wall and then the wall to the floor that's something that just shows.
The resiliency of a community that it's not just rebuilding but rebuilding smarter we can feel better feel -- It saves everybody money and pain and suffering afterwards.
And coming up next hour we'll show you how to hurricane proof your home this simple and things you can do right now that was really interest him wanna make sure that whoever -- -- -- -- -- the right nails exactly an up and up to part two category five searching conditions because that's the worst type of storm and want to make sure that we built.
For the worst conditions very good report thanks for making a big trip your hometown -- it.
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