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Opinion | how do you survive strong winds this summer ?

When it is a rainy season , strong winds always turn the lives of people upside down. People who lives in higher slopes or in a plain area where thereare no mountains and tall trees are in higher risk of getting wiped away by strong winds together with heavy rainfall and hail storms. It is very wise to check your area before you can think of starting building your house to avoid loss.

When there is strong wind outside you must make sure your house windows are sll closed because if you opened windows while there is strong wind outside, you will give that wind enough power to lift up your house roofing because more wind will fill up your house. But if the windows and doors are closed, it is not easy for the wind to destroy the house unless the foundation is week.

Get indoors if possible when high winds are occurring.Stay away from windows, and if winds are severe or if tornadoes are possible, move to the basement or the lowest interior room. Manufactured homes and trailers are not safe shelters in high winds.

Take cover next to a building or under a shelter. Stand clear of roadways or train tracks, as a gust may blow you into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Use handrails where available on outdoor walkways and avoid other elevated areas such as roofs without adequate railing.

Strong winds can cause damage to your home. High winds can cause hazards to your prooerty and surrounding areas hazards such as fallen branches, uprooted trees and torn down power lines. When high winds hit a roof, shingles can loosen or fall off. If wind speeds are very high even new secure shingles can tear away.

Strong winds are due to a strong pressure gradient force. A pressure gradient is how fast pressure changes over distance. So when pressure changes rapidly over a small distance, the pressure gradient force is large. Strong winds almost always result from large pressure gradients.

High winds can cause downed trees and power lines flying debris and building collapses which may lead to power outages, transportation disruptions, damage to buildings and vehicles and injury or death. In advance of any storm be sure your property is secure.

Strong winds are the most common means of destruction associated with hurricanes. Their sometimes continuous barrage can uproot trees knock over buildings and home fling potentially deadly debris around, sink or ground boats, and flip cars.

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