The element of water quickly becomes a threat when a hurricane strikes as floods, storm surges, and rain pummel properties, but as the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) reported in its investigation of homes following Hurricane Harvey, the peril of wind can also inflict serious damage on structures.
Based on an assessment that focused on buildings located in the area where the hurricane initially made landfall in Rockport, Texas, IBHS found that certain kinds of doors and 23% of attached structures experienced damage during the hurricane, though those weren’t the most affected components of the buildings.
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