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These round homes have survived every major hurricane in the last 50 years, including Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Take a look.

These round homes have survived every major hurricane in the last 50 years, including Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Take a look.
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Deltec Homes, Inc.

A Deltec home remains standing in Mexico Beach, Florida, after Hurricane Michael.

  • Hurricane Dorian has left a trail of devastation in the Bahamas: Around 13,000 houses were damaged or destroyed by the storm.
  • The design company Deltec manufactures circular homes that can withstand hurricane-force winds.
  • So far, the company said, its structures in the Bahamas seem to have survived the storm.
  • Deltec designs have also withstood previous hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, and Michael.
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Hurricane Dorian swept through the Bahamas earlier this week, leaving behind a trail of devastation, including waist-deep floods and flattened homes. The storm has killed at least 20 people.

The Red Cross reports that Dorian damaged or destroyed around 13,000 houses in the Bahamas after making landfall there on Sunday as a Category 5 hurricane with wind speeds of up to 185 miles per hour.

For the past 50 years, the design company Deltec Homes has developed circular houses that are especially resistant hurricanes like Dorian. So far, all of the company's structures in the Bahamas seem to have survived the storm, the company said.

Take a look at how Deltec's properties are able to withstand hurricane-force winds.

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