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Light Feet Yurt Withstands 100 MPH Winds.

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Light Feet Yurt Withstands 100 MPH Winds.

Postby YurtHead » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:43 pm

100 MPH windstorms in Twain Harte California put Light Feet Yurts to the test and the results are in. Many trees were up rooted and fell over but our yurts took it like a champ. The most important lesson I learned is keeping the bungees or tie downs securely in place and have plenty of them. 10 or 12 bungees for a 16' yurt and 16 bungees for a 20' yurt. History has proven the round shape of a yurt naturally deflects wind around it. I was away out of town during this wind storm.

Now if a tree like the ones shown in the photos below came down on top of you then all bets are off.

"Strong wind gusts of up to 100 mph that whipped through the Sierra on Thursday, December 1st left a swath of damage in their wake. Three separate fires burned about 250 acres before being contained December 2nd – downed trees, power outages and serious damage to numerous homes were a result of the intense wind gusts.

Much of the damage was concentrated in the small foothill community of Twain Harte, CA where homes are built around Pines, Cedars and Oak Trees. The trees are continuously trimmed and unhealthy trees are quickly removed, the unusually strong wind gusts uprooted healthy trees causing them to fall on structures around them." See more photos and read full story here: ... nd-damage/
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