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High Wind Mitigation

Consider engineering measures and construction techniques such as structural bracing, straps and clips, anchor bolts, laminated or impact-resistant glass, waterproof adhesive sealing strips or interlocking roof shingles.

Install and maintain storm shutters over all exposed windows and glass surfaces, and use them when severe weather threatens. Besides protecting against wind, shutters also prevent damage from flying debris.

The risk of manufactured home damage can be reduced by using tie-downs with anchors and ground anchors appropriate for the soil type.

Have your home inspected by a building professional to ensure that roof and other building components are capable of withstanding wind effects.

Risk to lives can be improved through construction and use of concrete safe rooms in homes and shelter areas of mobile home parks, fairgrounds, shopping malls and businesses.