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Disasters happen. There is not much we can do about that. But there are things we can do to protect our life's and homes and reduce the risk that they will be damaged.
A natural disaster can happen at any time. Some disasters give warning like a storm preceding a flood, others like earthquakes give no warning. Once a disaster happens, the time to prepare is gone and all you can do is cope. Take the next few minutes to examine what you can do to prepare. Anything you do today to prepare will be like making a deposit in your savings account, for withdrawal in tough times.

Our new safety and security film is a tough, durable, tear-and penetration-resistant shield that bonds to the inside of your windows for protection during disasters. The film holds the glass together to dramatically reduce the chance of glass shards falling or flying out-even under direct forces from winds or impacts from flying objects or heavy devices used for braking and entering.

 

 

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Earthquake Safety

Earthquakes, A natural disaster can happen at any time. Some disasters give warning like a storm preceding a flood, others like earthquakes give no warning.

In the event of an earthquake or explosion, a buildings Achilles heel is typically its glazed surfaces. Shattered into razor sharp fragments and propelled at high speeds, windows and door glass can cause severe injury to the building's occupants. In addition, shattered glazing allows blast over pressure to enter the building. This, too, poses a serious threat to the life safety of those inside. Thankfully, extensive testing has proven that the threat of injury due to flying glass can be greatly reduced with the use of 3M Scotchshield Ultra Safety & Security Window Film.
For more information click on the link. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

 

Tornadoes: How long do they last ?

Tornadoes . To scientists who study them, twisters are the most fascinating storms on Earth. Let's say they're right ... and take a gander at the wild, whirling winds.
Tornadoes are unpredictable and deadly--witness the set of twisters that tore through Bangladesh on May 13, killing at least 500 and injuring up to 50,000 people.
Tornadoes are also irresistible, it seems. Stout-hearted storm chasers race to put themselves right in the path of danger, both for the sheer thrill of it and to gather information that will clarify how tornadoes form, gather strength and dissipate. The obsession seems to be catching: thrill-seekers are flocking to see real and imagined tornadoes blast across movie screens throughout the U.S.

  1. Common Tornado Myths: Leave the windows alone when a tornado may be coming. It's a myth that tornadoes cause houses to explode due to changes in air pressure.
  2. Anywhere in a low place in the home is safe. The southwest corner of the basement is just as safe as any other corner, or middle, of the basement. The best place to be is away from all windows.
  3. Tornadoes can happen anywhere, including California and other states in the continental U.S. Tornadoes don't just happen in "Tornado Alley."
  4. Tornadoes cause a lot of debris to be blown around and you can be hurt by this debris. Getting under a highway overpass is NOT safe.
  5. Tornadoes do not "suck" houses, cars, cows, or people, up into the funnel. Their strong winds, however, can blow large objects, including cars, hundreds of feet away.
The average Tornado will cut a path about 6 miles long and 140 yards wide. the average length of a Tornado is around 10-15 minutes, moving usually toward the northeast around 35mph. the average windspeed associated with a Tornado is close to 200mph, but with the more violent F4 and F5 Tornados, the winds are approaching 300mph.
Fortunately, only about 2% of the Tornados are F4 and F5. about 1/3 are considered strong, F2 and F3's, but most are weak F0 or F1 Tornados which cause minor wind damage in comparison. in fact, F0 and F1 wind speeds are less than 113mph, which is light enough for a secured mobile home to withstand. F2 and F3's cause most of the damage on a yearly basis, because of their high frequency. but, when F4 and F5 Tornados occur, their damage is catastrophic.
Tornados aren't the only producers of strong damaging winds. heavy downpours will produce a draft known as straight-line winds that usually occur in advance of a storm system. these winds can easily exceed 75mph and can cause damage similar to an F0 or F1 tornado.

http://www.fema.gov/hazard/index.shtm

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Hurricanes: How deadly are they?

Hurricanes can be very deadly as we all have witnessed and experienced the catastrophic damage and emotional drainage that hurricane Katrina has left the citizens of this nation. With hurricanes we tend to take them head on not knowing what to expect but hoping for the best. In today’s innovative world there are measures one can take to protect those we love from hurricane related accidents such as flying dibre.

Glass is one of those items and a very under surveyed material that can cause lots of damage to human tissue when broken up into thousands of small shards and propelled towards an individual. This is what can happen when glass is not treated with a strong tear resistant film such as 3M Scotchshield. This film is known to withstand large seismic shock waves that ordinary glass cannot. With 3M Scotchshield glass fragments stay in place and are not propelled forward as untreated glass would.

With innovations such as these it’s hard to look the other way to protect what is most valuable. There are other ways to secure your health through hurricanes but none that make it so easy. Along with the tear resistant feature 3M Scocthshield also provide protection against harmful Solar UV rays that can be harmful to the human skin if exposed to it day after day without protection.

http://www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/index.shtm

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