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"Wind pressure is often the most devastating culprit in a hurricane. A category 3 hurricane with winds of 130 mph exerts pressures equivalent to the weight of a typical family car on a two-car garage door."

FACT:  About 80% of residential wind damage starts with wind entry through the garage door.1

FACT:  Less than 30% of homes in hurricane prone areas have adequate garage door wind load reinforcement systems.2
Fewer than 50% of consumers in hurricane prone areas know that their garage doors are required to meet building code criteria for wind pressures.2

FACT:  Winds can stay above hurricane strength many miles inland.  Hurricane Hugo (1989) battered Charlotte, North Carolina—about 175 miles inland—with gusts to near 100 mph. 3
Source: 1. Copyright 2007, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.  2.  August 2006, Electronic Answers - Amarr Garage Door Hurricane Preparedness Study.  3.  Revised August 2001, Hurricanes...Unleasing Natures Fury: A Preparedness Guide, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service.