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Hi there,
We live in the Cook Islands.
We are currently in cyclone/hurrican season.

Does anyone know if shipping containers are cyclone proof?

We rent our house...the house is concrete but the roofs are all made of corrugated iron...so there is always a chance that the roof will get taken off and then I imagine you lose everything in the house...

Our landlord doesn't have cyclone insurance for the house (totally unaffordable) and so we can't get insurance for our contents if a cyclone hits...

So...we have been wondering whether we should by a 20ft container, stick it on the grass next to the house...and place all our extra bits an pieces in that and if there is a cyclone of strength 3 or 4 then move all important stuff from house into that...

It also sounds like a good idea in the event that if the roof does come off we can also run into the container and use as shelter. Also a good idea for the goats for shelter during a storm.

Does anyone know from experience if this would be a good idea?

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I'm afraid they'd blow with the wind, like a big kite. Would need plenty of anchors, buried deep in the ground, with metal strapping over the tops, to anchors on the other side.
 

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They have anchor points on them. Maybe something like that "cable-lock" foundation system for houses. I think that might anchor it to the bedrock and not tear the land lord's yard up to bad.
 
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