The recent rash of tornadoes that struck the Oklahoma City area serves as a reminder that it's the time of year for another destructive force of nature -- hurricanes.
With what looks to be a busy hurricane season on the horizon, it's time to prep your flashlights and make sure you know your p's and q's when it comes to these forces of nature. Of course, everyone hopes they never have to deal with one of these storms in the first place, but if you live near the Gulf of Mexico, let's face it: you're gonna be boarding up your windows sooner or later.
When it comes to these storms, some people still adopt a nonchalant attitude about them unless they have been affected by one themselves (see: hurricane party). But if you really look at the numbers, it's hard to ignore the facts: hurricanes cause billions of dollars in damages every year. But even more affecting is a quick glance at what it has done to homes and the people who once lived in them.