Hurricane-proof House

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For a hurricane? Last thing I would want to be in.
What Army has submarines anyways.
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Chris

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Poland? ;)
nice catch, though.

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skroob wrote:

Are you sure you would trust an *army* surplus submarine?
-Bob
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It would be far cheaper to buy a house in some distant locale. At least, you could use for some purpose all the time. Jim
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Nehmo wrote:

On the North Carolina shore - near the mouth of the Cape Fear, one fellow built shacks on stilts. They get some fearsome hurricanes in those parts. The stilts, he claimed, allowed the house to sway in the wind (rather than resist and get pushed over). And the stilts kept the house from flooding in the surge.
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Saville

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[asinine proposition snipped]
I nominate this thread as the most retarded ever in the history of these groups.
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Second nomination of "Prize winner?" as most retarded thread ever.
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gruhn wrote:

I nominate you both as the most retarded posters to a thread ever.
Matt
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I know you are butt what am I????
;-]
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Dr. Hardcrab wrote:

Nah. Robin's butt. Just ask Ms Hartl and Mr Lee.     j4
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I don't know who Robin is let alone her/his butt.
If it's a him, I WILL let it alone....
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Dr. Hardcrab wrote:

^^^^ I think you wrote it above! :-)
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wrote:

I have seen worst, but
<In my best Larry King voice>
"It's way up there...."
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Best would be to build it in Britain, not America. (after all, "in Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire hurricanes hardly ever happen")
Second best would be to build it in America, in the way the British have always, and still do, build perfectly average houses. They're not great in earthquakes and in hurricanes the roof comes off (just look at Birmingham a month or two back) but the expensive structure stays intact and doesn't crush the inhabitants.
If you're worried about flooding, ask the Netherlanders, who have done this stuff quietly and competently for centuries.
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wrote:

And what percentage of the British population actually own homes?
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Roughly 70%. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id1
Why?
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Let's say you're building a 1,500 square foot house plus garage on a sufficiently sized lot from scratch in New Orleans after the water has been drained. You want to build so that the house would suffer zero damage should it endure a hurricane of similar size as Katrina.
You would have to build to survive the wind, the flood water, the wind-caused waves in the water (In Katrina-NOLA, the wind had subsided before water came in; this may not be the case in the future), and the impacts of debris.
You need to anticipate looters and unwanted government interference.
The house would have independent utilities, communication, and supplies. And the house would need a secure means of transportation for escape if necessary.
How should this house be built and what should it have?
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"SwampBug" wrote in message

That's just a pyramid with the edges rounded off.
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but it is those rounded edges that make it work. . .flat surface collect wind or sail boats would not work.
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That's just a pyramid with the edges rounded off.
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"SwampBug" wrote in message

wind or sail boats would not work.
Yabbut ... a pyramid deflects wind like a wing, plus you can cover all avenues of approach from one location.
You're in S Louisiana, right? ... how'd you fare in the latest hurricane?
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