sheep snorter: Nails are for chumps.The building 'hinge' effect is cool to see live.Unfortunately is some building codes consider drywall to be a structural member for the total structural load. There is also those contractors who pull out all the temp internal braces early./I hope that is OSB or plywood on the walls and not that shiatty press-board.//Less nails means all that board is still good to use again.
Fubini: How does that happen in a hurricane area? Had they not yet installed some kind of additional support?The first story looked unfinished, but surely that didn't cause the problem.
randomjsa: That's a couple hundred miles from the shore where hurricanes are not usually an issue and it's not the season for them. It's highly unusual to get winds like that this time of the year here.
MrHappyRotter: Next thing I saw, very suddenly the wind picked up and it went from no rain to torrential downpour, no transition. Finally, the blast of wind blew in. The rain was almost literally coming down sideways. Limbs were flying out of the trees, I thought one of the trees across the street was going to come down.
jfarkinB: I'd expect construction projects to be braced against any reasonably strong wind. This wind was unreasonable.// wondering what I'll find on the way to work tomorrow -- that blob went over part of my commute
MrHappyRotter: I was at home today when that gust came through. It was unexpected and very, very intense for a brief period there. I was wondering what the heck was going on.I had been looking outside to gauge how hard it was raining. When the rain stopped, I finished folding some laundry, threw some clean clothes on, and was ready to hop in the car to run some errands.Next thing I saw, very suddenly the wind picked up and it went from no rain to torrential downpour, no transition. Finally, the blast of wind blew in. The rain was almost literally coming down sideways. Limbs were flying out of the trees, I thought one of the trees across the street was going to come down.
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b0rscht: Sounds like a downburst / microburst.
optikeye: Yeah..high winds never happen near the coast line and it's unusual to have such winds....especially when they just POP UP out of SEASON. Stupid winds...they should know to blow in season. Because then the structures will be ready for them.
Twist-42: strangely had the exact same kind of weather in Orlando last night. went from nothing to HOLY CRAP in about 10 minutes.
Unoriginal_Username: Tsar_Bomba1: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]I never once thought I'd see Green Jelly mentioned on Fark.
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