Hurricane Fences were developed by Charles Barnard in 1844 based on cloth weaving machines under the name "
chain link fence." The name hurricane fence was applied when it was observed this type of fence was often the only type of fence left standing in a hurricane. Properly installed, these fences will withstand Category 5 hurricane force winds, as well as significant storm surge. The resistance to powerful water currents and debris is determined by the manner and strength of installation. For example, concrete anchors under fence posts significantly increase resistance to damage from debris.
Australiathey are referred to as cyclonefences or generally as cyclone fencing.
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