A leading engineer in Barbados believes that if a major hurricane were to strike, the majority of timber houses and roofs on the island would be blown away.
President of the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers (BAPE), Grenville Phillips II, has estimated that a Category 5 hurricane would completely destroy over 75 per cent of wooden houses and 60 per cent of all roofs.
According to him, those figures might very well be even higher as those were “low estimates”.
His comments have come following the island’s lucky escape from Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria. (RB)
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