A new report highlights the growing risks faced by homes and communities as a result of climate change-related hurricane winds. The report, titled ‘At Risk: Homes and Communities Vulnerable to Hurricane Winds,’ details how the increasing severity of hurricanes is putting more homes and communities at risk of significant damage and destruction. It highlights the fact that many homes are not built to withstand the strong winds and heavy rain associated with hurricanes, which are becoming more frequent and intense due to climate change.
The report goes on to provide recommendations for homeowners, community leaders, and policymakers to mitigate the risks posed by climate change-related hurricanes. These recommendations include updating building codes to ensure that homes are built to withstand the stronger winds and rains associated with hurricanes, providing financial assistance to homeowners to retrofit their homes to better withstand hurricanes, and increasing investment in infrastructure such as stormwater management systems and coastal protection measures.
The report also emphasizes the need for greater public awareness and education about the risks posed by climate change-related hurricanes, and the steps that individuals and communities can take to prepare for and respond to these events. It urges homeowners to take steps such as securing loose objects around their homes, trimming trees and shrubs to reduce wind resistance, and installing impact-resistant windows and doors.
Overall, the report serves as a wake-up call for homeowners, community leaders, and policymakers to take action to address the growing risks posed by climate change-related hurricanes. With stronger and more frequent hurricanes on the horizon, it is critical that we take steps to protect our homes and communities from the devastating impacts of these events.