Matagorda, Texas is an historic town located in the center of the coastline on the Colorado River in Texas. Located at the end of Highway 60 South, the town is seven miles by car from the Gulf of Mexico. It is also about a two hour drive from Houston, and the area is becoming increasingly….
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas, on Mustang Island, across the Aransas Bay. The city has been around for a long time, and has a long, colorful history: Port Aransas was a favorite of pirates in the early 19th century. Jean Lafitte, along with various other pirates, spent lots of time on….
Texas is all big, open spaces, desert-like, with tumbling tumbleweeds and lowing cattle, isn’t it? Texas doesn’t get hit by hurricanes, does it? So a lot of people would say that no, you don’t need hurricane shutters there. And most people would be wrong. Unlike the Texas you frequently see on television, Texas has more….
People have many beliefs about what will help protect their home during a hurricane, especially if they are new to coastal areas, but some of the most common beliefs are wrong. It’s important to know what to do before and during a storm, and it’s important to know what really works and what doesn’t. Stay….
If you live in Florida, you are vulnerable during hurricane season, and you need to take precautions to protect yourself and your home. The most important precaution you can take to reduce damage to your home and property is to cover or reinforce the areas where the wind can enter. This means covering the large….
Of all recorded hurricanes to hit the US since 1851, 36% have made landfall in Florida. If you want to protect your home from objects that the high winds and tornadoes bred by hurricanes pitch around at high speed, you should install hurricane shutters on your home. Roll-down shutters are probably the easiest kinds of….
Though you might not think of Texas as a state that is impacted by hurricanes, statistics prove that Texas is brushed or hit every 4 years by a hurricane. Just recently, in fact, five Texas counties impacted by Hurricane Karl are able to seek low-interest federal disaster loans. A disaster loan outreach center opened in….
Hurricanes are powerful forces, and it is not surprising that they cause damage and destruction after they hit landfall. Hurricanes spawn strong winds, storm surge, and tornadoes, and each of these can turn a hurricane into a home-wrecker. After a hurricane has come inland, it does begin to deteriorate, but it can still cause serious….
Hurricane shutters can provide important safety for your home and valuables during a storm or hurricane. Some insurance companies refuse to cover damage over a certain amount in homes that are not protected with shutters. There are multiple styles of hurricane shutters available to match an individuals home design and window sizes. Accordion style hurricane….
It wasn’t long ago that the idea of another Atlantic Hurricane Season would strike fear in the hearts of homeowners. A mad scramble to the local Home Depot to pick whatever plywood might still be available in hopes that there will be enough to keep your windows and doors safe from the onslaught of a….