posted on Sep, 3 2004 @ 10:02 AM
1. Labour Day - why is Labour Day in this (or other) particular day?
A simple Google on it should tell you way more than you ever wanted to know, hehe...
2. Why do not people in Florida use concrete to build their houses?
We do, just like anywhere else though, there are a variety of materials, and a variety of competence that went into these structures. Many buildings
were built before stricter codes were in place, by unscrupulous contractors trying to make more money by cutting corners. As for the huts surviving
Typhoons, they don't, but it's pretty cheap and easy to throw up another hut, hehe....
The big problem in Florida is all the mobile homes. We
have a HUGE elderly population, and mobile homes are a cheap housing option used by many. Being nothing more than wood and sheet metal...they're
pretty much the same thing as a hut with a thatched roof, when it comes to these storms, and THAT'S where you see the biggest devestation.... Not to
mention, with 145 mph winds, it pretty much doesn't matter what the building is made of...there's a chance of it tearing off the roof....