The home was made with more than 600,000 plastic bottles. JD Composites Inc. The home was made with more than 600,000 plastic bottles.JD Composites Inc. Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more devastating , generating a need for technologies to keep homes safe. A Canadian construction firm recently built a home made of plastic panels that it says can hold up during a Category 5 hurricane . While plastic is often sturdier than conventional building materials, the home is still missing features like steel shutters and hurricane straps. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more . Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on Sunday as a Category 5 storm, with sustained wind speeds of 185 miles per hour. The onslaught of wind, rain, and storm surge inundated roads, destroyed homes, and claimed at least five lives. Dorian was moving toward the Florida coast as of Tuesday afternoon, and its effects are expected to hit Georgia and South Carolina in the coming days as well. Though the hurricane’s winds are growing weaker, the storm has become larger , which could increase the risk of flooding in coastal areas. During storms like Dorian, homes made of durable, wind-resistant materials enjoy an added […]

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