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Old 09-08-2017, 01:06 PM   #1
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Hurricane Winds

Anyone have an idea what wind speeds our alpines can take from a storm before any damage or turning over while stationary?
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Biggest danger (assuming no rising water) is body damage from blowing debris.

Since direction of highest wind is pretty well predicted, if you can, fact the BACK of the coach toward that direction to minimize "sail area" and also minimize area exposed to flying debris.
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YUP=it ain't the wind itself--its what is in the wind!!!! if a 2x4 hits you at 150 MPH, it wont matter much which way you are facing....
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Irma could still pack category 2 winds of 96-110 mph when it passes right over you or nearby to Floral City. I would worry about wind driven debris taking out the windows and/or damaging the exterior. Your area has lots of trees which could be blown over & cause damage if near the coach.

If at all possible, I would move the coach north & east out of harm's way. If you have a stick house and it is damaged, you will need a place to live while repairs are being done.
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If you leave it in the path be sure to bring in all slides, maybe park next to a structure to give you some protection on one side, even between structures to protect more than one side from blowing debris.
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Like others have mentioned, flying debris or trees maybe the biggest issue. Having worked for FEMA for 10 years and deployed to many dozens of disasters, trees may cause the most damage. While parked at our home base, we have been slammed with 90 MPH broadside gusts with no issues. Wind strong enough to blow an Alpine over, would be somewhere well north of 100 MPH.

If you are able to park facing into the wind will certainly help. Also recommend tying down your slide toppers and awning. From experience, found a strong gust can find its way under a topper, even with the slide retracted.
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Anyone hear back from Dennis? Did he live?
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Janet and Todd Legg, sorry for being so late. We had no damage to the motor home at all. Just some tree damage, we were lucky.
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Awesome.
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