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The 3 Most Hurricane-Prone Cities in Florida

Residents of Florida are drawn here because of our state’s picturesque landscape, close proximity to the water and temperate climate. And while living in a tropical paradise is enjoyable most of the time, one thing that Florida residents do have to worry about is hurricanes, which can cause terrible damage to properties that have not been adequately hurricane-proofed. This month,…Read Full Article

The Sad Story of The Galveston Hurricane of 1900

We’ve spoken before on this blog about the unpredictable danger of hurricane storm surges. The best demonstration of the scale of destruction these surges can cause can be found in the story of the most deadly recorded hurricane in American history, The Galveston Hurricane of 1900. In 1900, the city of Galveston, Texas, which sits on an island off the state’s coast,…Read Full Article

What Hurricanes Were Like in Prehistoric Times

There are two specific conditions that must both be met in order for a hurricane to form. First, there must be “a weather disturbance, such as a thunderstorm, that pulls in warm surface air from all directions.” Second, there must be “water at the ocean’s surface that is at least 80° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius).” Based on these facts, it makes…Read Full Article

The Wrath of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina is the third deadliest hurricane in US history, and the most costly. With the benefit of hindsight, it’s clear that the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, which bore the biggest brunt of the storm’s wrath, were inadequately prepared for such a large-scale weather event. So what, exactly, happened on August 29th, 2005, the day Katrina touched down –…Read Full Article

Record US Hurricane Drought Could End Any Minute

Right now in the USA, we’re in the middle of multiple different droughts in landfalling hurricanes. That means that statistically, we should be due for a major storm soon – and with more coastal development having cropped up in the United States than ever before, a weather event like that could spell out a major disaster for some of the…Read Full Article

Havoc in South Florida: The Great Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928

Florida’s location on a coastal peninsula has always made it vulnerable to hurricanes that blow in from the Caribbean. As a point of reference for how bad a Floridian storm can be, people often compare storms to 1992’s Hurricane Andrew, which killed 61 people and caused $26 billion of destruction. Few can recall the far worse hurricane that hit South…Read Full Article

The End of Our Lucky Streak: Hurricane Hermine Hits Florida

While Hurricane Hermine blew back out to sea earlier than anticipated earlier this month, causing damage to fewer coastal states than predicted, Florida did not escape unscathed. Finally, after 11 long years without being directly hit by a hurricane, Hermine came along and ended our lucky streak, especially in smaller coastal communities close to the Gulf, especially near Tampa and Tallahassee, which…Read Full Article


The windows provided by Paradise Exteriors both from Soft-Lite, Armor Max Plus and CWS, Custom Windows Systems, come in a variety of colors ranging from Soft-White to Beige vinyl for interior colors.  For exterior color coating finishes, they will use any color to match your home. CWS shows different frame options, different grid thickness and even different kinds of glass…Read Full Article

Vinyl and Design Benefits

CWS, Custom Window Systems, has a line that is specifically constructed for hurricane impact zones in Florida.  This line is called WindPact Plus.  The WindPact Plus series have all the newest advances in technology and engineering. First of all, the windows are Vinyl, which provide extra performance in the heat and humidity of weather in Florida.  Vinyl windows have increased…Read Full Article

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