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A Windfall for Storm Claims
The insurance industry just unveiled a giant, $40 million wind chamber that is capable of blowing down a house. The reason it was created? To test how improved construction methods and materials can prevent major damage during wind-driven catastrophes like hurricanes. Watch as Insurance Journal visits the facility — part of the Institute for Business and Home Safety's research center in South Carolina —to find out exactly how these tests are done and what the research done in South Carolina could mean for the future of property damage claims.