The following videos are a first glimpse of how a hurricane causes destruction or damage to our homes. The images are very powerful.

You can get a good overview of the creation of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s Research Center building and how a fortified building compares to one that is not. The building itself is a modern marvel. Imagine creating your own hurricane inside a building!

The other videos show several views of building destructions.

We thank the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IIBHS) for these videos and for their efforts to make us all a little safer. You can visit their website at

The Creation of the IBHS Research Center from IBHS on Vimeo.

Highlights of Research Center Inaugural Test Demonstrations, Fall 2010 from IBHS on Vimeo.
Hold on to you hat!!

Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center – Wind Demo from IBHS on Vimeo.

Roof Loss from IBHS on Vimeo.

Destruction from the back of the test chamber from IBHS on Vimeo.
I’m glad I’m not a camera.

Hurricane Testing: Sealed Roof Deck Demonstration from IBHS on Vimeo.