From the ABC 7 Weather team


June 29, 2013 - 03:00 AM
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In order to better protect your home from severe weather, researchers at a state of the art facility in South Carolina conduct one of a kind tests to replicate natural disasters and put buildings to the test.  See footage of this man-made destruction, and learn what these scientists are learning from the destruction, here.


A massive facility was constructed only three years ago in rural South Carolina where natural disasters are recreated to put homes and construction methods to the test.  The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) conducts what they claim are the most realistic natural disaster tests to date.  For our Severe Weather Special, which aired last Friday, I traveled to IBHS to gain insight into their research.  See the destructive footage, and learn about inexpensive modifications to a home that can make a big difference against mother nature, here:



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