How this house survived Hurricane Michael

  • Published on Oct 16, 2018
  • Russell King and Dr. Lebron Lackey, the homeowners of one of the few houses left standing in Mexico Beach, Florida, following Hurricane Michael, say when they built their home they kept asking themselves what would survive "The Big One."
    #CNN #News

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  • World Traveler
    World Traveler 18 hours ago

    Good build hous good joob

  • lauren flanagan
    lauren flanagan 5 days ago

    That’s so sad but oh my God these guys should help everyone build their homes and I’m sure they will!

  • MrZnel52
    MrZnel52 6 days ago

    Man that interviewer is such as asshole. I wouldn't expect anything less from a liberal douche on CNN.

  • Jeremiah Smith
    Jeremiah Smith 12 days ago

    Tha'ts all good and fine, but the average working american cannot afford a 20-50% increase in house value. The beach front is just for the wealthy that can afford these kind of costs, and on top of that the house is not water tight. Will it survive a 28' storm surge like Katrina produced???

  • Jay Hocker
    Jay Hocker 16 days ago

    I don't understand how this is news. Wow a house survived a hurricane.

  • virtus59 Virtus59
    virtus59 Virtus59 Month ago

    CNN been caught lying so much now a days it is hard for me to believe them when they report on hurricane.

  • Ricky 2004
    Ricky 2004 Month ago

    Wow that’s so cool more houses need to be like that

  • drunk mike
    drunk mike Month ago

    I don't see why Americans don't take notes from Porto Rico they have been building there homes out of reinforced concrete for many many decades and more than most survive.

  • Zarco Kleynhans
    Zarco Kleynhans 2 months ago

    Fuck of CNN🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

  • Juan Batista
    Juan Batista 2 months ago

    Great to see people using their brains and going that extra mile to overcome adversity like this disaster . I salute you .

  • Bfoots1952
    Bfoots1952 3 months ago

    If I had the bank to build a beach house, it would be of comnercial grade that's above code and can withstand a category 5 hurricane. Same thing for a category f5 tornado.

  • jakub gamer
    jakub gamer 3 months ago

    Because they thanked the bus driver during the storm

  • Keaton0801
    Keaton0801 3 months ago

    Welp, Florida is changing its building code after this. Especially if Michael gets reclassified as a cat 5 storm. That is the holy grail of houses in Florida. Believe me they’ve been trying to figure out how to build a house that can withstand cat 5 winds for decades.

  • Full Time Freedom Run
    Full Time Freedom Run 3 months ago

    Thank you for posting....keep the Word going....Cant let this be forgotten...

  • Valerie Hockman
    Valerie Hockman 3 months ago

    If one wants to live on the beach, build for Tsunami's and Hurricanes. These gentlemen are smart.

  • Jim Frankovich
    Jim Frankovich 3 months ago

    I'm just here to say FUCK CNN. YEP ,THAT'S ALL.

  • Eduardo Benitez
    Eduardo Benitez 3 months ago

    They built that house good from the bottom to the ruuf.

  • CopeKings
    CopeKings 3 months ago

    Fake news

  • food4e1
    food4e1 3 months ago

    Thats the houses are built in Pakistan pure concrete

  • dread man
    dread man 3 months ago

    They must be democrats

  • Davidson Lankford
    Davidson Lankford 3 months ago

    Terrible interview.

  • aleksa99se
    aleksa99se 3 months ago

    This is like an interview with three little pigs, stone house owners. :)
    Neighbors thought we are crazy to build house of bricks! Let them have their straw and sticks...

  • Joe Paul
    Joe Paul 3 months ago

    They must have given him a couple $100 dollars to say that

  • kenny9maq
    kenny9maq 3 months ago

    he was reding a teleprpmpter

  • tonshmar
    tonshmar 3 months ago

    Ugh, this was horrible to watch. 🤦‍♀️ SMH Crazy interview.

  • Justin W
    Justin W 3 months ago

    Unfortunately there's no town left, so his property value has probably plumetted regardless

  • Gospel Bearer
    Gospel Bearer 3 months ago

    15-25% more expensive wow... well worth it... good grief...

  • jokalee
    jokalee 3 months ago

    Is that George Bush Jr.'s twin brother?

  • It’s ya boi Alex
    It’s ya boi Alex 4 months ago

    Lol how my house survived Hurricane Maria!

  • Amina Ibrahim
    Amina Ibrahim 4 months ago +1

    I would never want 2 be the only house that survives because look how sad it is staying alone in the middle of the destruction

  • John Billings
    John Billings 4 months ago
    Keep cutting construction costs... how's that working for you?

    • John Billings
      John Billings 4 months ago

      But Katrina was a "special storm" and the forest fire was a "special fire"... horseshit.

    • John Billings
      John Billings 4 months ago

      Some may need to be looked at?

  • Ms. Green
    Ms. Green 4 months ago

    Beautiful Home, great guys

  • MrRemmington
    MrRemmington 4 months ago

    It’s interesting that the house directly behind was probably protected from the reinforced house. It also stole the entire ocean view of the little house that sits behind as it’s only one story. A lot of people comment about Real estate values. And yes it’s dumb to build right on the edge of the ocean. However, that land is still the most desirable beautiful location were you could build a house. I am Magine that only state regulation would prohibit rebuilding of the houses. Clearly the standards need to be increased as category five hurricane’s will become more frequent from climate change despite the ineptitude of the orange faced come-over idiot.

  • Myna
    Myna 4 months ago

    Only God did what they themselves are taking credit for. maybe they prayed to God for safety or maybe God saved them out of his favour so that they are grateful to Him.

  • JL Ngeth
    JL Ngeth 4 months ago

    I love CNN!! Amazing company.

  • TWSTF 8
    TWSTF 8 4 months ago +2

    "How much did it cost?" He asks?
    Less than it would if they had to completely replace it!
    Less than all their neighbors will end up paying!
    Whatever it cost, it was money well spent.
    Disaster and loss mitigation is ALWAYS more cost effective than disaster response/ rebuild, repair, replace.
    Dangers are everywhere, they can't be avoided.
    All people can do is manage the risk.
    Most people just don't take risk seriously.
    The danger of living in hurricane or tornado country, or in the shadow of an active volcano is CLEAR.
    But the risk begins when you want to build your house directly on that 100 meter thick mud flow, or, "Lehar," deposited by the last few eruptions.
    If you spend an extra couple hundred dollars for insurance, but the volcano doesn't erupt for another thousand years, is that a waste of money?
    I would ask everyone living in and around the communities surrounding Mt. St. Helens, Rainier, Baker, Fuji, and Pinatubo, who have been hearing the warnings for generations.
    And then I would ask the people who live in Mexico City, Japan, and Indonesia, who have lost absolutely everything under tons and tons of ash, rock, and pumice just in the last 30 years.
    The spillway of the Oroville Dam in California failed last year because of a small indistinct fracture caused by substandard concrete used in it's original installation due to "cost cutting."
    The total cost of the failure, in today's dollars, would have been enough to build three more, "World's Largest Dams," up or down river.
    Cut cost now and pay more later.

  • It’s Me CC
    It’s Me CC 4 months ago

    I saw the thumb nail and laughed too hard then I should of

  • Clarice Gwanya
    Clarice Gwanya 4 months ago

    It is God mercy's !! They need to pray and ask God same question!

  • Shackaloo
    Shackaloo 4 months ago

    OMG! I'm absolutely shocked to see Crap News Network covering actual news!

  • Husbandman Mediator
    Husbandman Mediator 4 months ago

    I need to start investing in a hurricane home. It may cost more but it's worth it regardless of the code that code standard is what gets people homes swept away. This reminds me of Noah and the ark the people criticize him but look at who survived at the beginning and the End of the Terrible Weather.

  • troye's girl
    troye's girl 4 months ago

    There's still a house standing at the back though, might check that out

  • srt hellcat
    srt hellcat 4 months ago

    it was probably hillarys house lol

  • Monetrey
    Monetrey 4 months ago

    How did it survive hurricane Michael!!!

  • Francisco Contreras
    Francisco Contreras 4 months ago

    that's engineering

  • Saint Lucifer
    Saint Lucifer 4 months ago

    see it still there in Mexico beach.

  • Pig Benis
    Pig Benis 4 months ago

    Fake.. the house is CG and CNN hired actors

  • Levi K
    Levi K 4 months ago

    Yup I hate cnn and I decided to watch a video real quick and that ending reminded me why I don’t

    LAMPS LIFE 4 months ago

    Horrible interview

  • Justin Y.’s Evil Twin

    Oh my god CNN is the WORST. I saw all the comments about the host interrupting the whole time but I was thinking nahh can’t possibly be that bad. Then I saw the end

  • Great Fighter
    Great Fighter 4 months ago

    The building is build by bricks and concrete not stupid wood or paper

  • Urtrashkid LOL
    Urtrashkid LOL 4 months ago

    Yo when the guy said roof he said rough

  • Ivone de Figueiredo
    Ivone de Figueiredo 4 months ago

    Well done guys. Quality is of utmost importance.

  • Liam Kelly
    Liam Kelly 4 months ago

    The most trusted name in fake news....... CNN 💩

  • Doctor Astronomy
    Doctor Astronomy 4 months ago

    CNN you guys suck!

  • Lacking Rabbit
    Lacking Rabbit 4 months ago

    Hello people btw Istated for hurricane michle is was scary I was in my house during it. My whole roof us gone and dont call me a liar b have proof

  • Magnus Bergner
    Magnus Bergner 4 months ago

    Aah. The joy of listening to someone smart enough to think "Ok, the minimum build is this but the minimum is what gets blown down every hurricane, what is the maximum build I can get within my budget?".
    Building to code basically only ensures that the house is and will be liveable and not fall down on you if the wind blows. Building beyond code is what gets you a house that will be just as good in a hundred years as it was for you.
    Building smaller but better cost about the same and is not a sin despite what some people seem to think.

  • Willy p
    Willy p 4 months ago

    Don't believe anything that comes from CNN

  • Whitefox
    Whitefox 4 months ago +1

    It was’t material or structure issue! Fortunately the house was in the eye of the hurricane!

  • Khamaka Brekker
    Khamaka Brekker 4 months ago


  • Candace Streeti
    Candace Streeti 4 months ago

    CNN wouldn’t even let the older man talk you could tell he was getting mad horrible interview I’d b mad too

  • Alexx Rangel
    Alexx Rangel 4 months ago

    Fucking dick cutting them off ! #FakeNews

  • Mallets for dayz
    Mallets for dayz 4 months ago

    15-20% more for 100% of the value. Pretty good deal.

  • Extreme Ways
    Extreme Ways 4 months ago +1

    Wtf houses in Europe are build today like these with big ass walls cement no wood nowhere !!! No wonder in USA all houses get blown apart cuz most of it it’s made by wood lol
    In Europe and rest of the planet inside walls are made of brica/roof everything

    • Peder Hansen
      Peder Hansen 4 months ago

      wood houses can take these storms easy.. if built properly. obviously if they are constructed like a thick cardboard box it`s going to have behave like one in the wind

  • Shar Barrow
    Shar Barrow 4 months ago +2

    Damn you didn’t have to cut the man off like that, he was complimenting your network. How RUDE!

  • Alex King
    Alex King 4 months ago

    I DOUBT they are gay. They look alike. Def a family. Cousins, brothers or something along those lines.

  • prowarslamable
    prowarslamable 4 months ago

    I guess he has to find new neighbors

  • Yesenia Arzate
    Yesenia Arzate 4 months ago

    Let ne pack up my stuff and live there FOREVER

    BILDSØE PRODUCTION 4 months ago

    standard building in Europa

  • AK Distributors
    AK Distributors 4 months ago

    You can tell the news reporter takes no genuine interest in the situation he's rushing to get them off the air. Let the gentlemen speak you rude imbecile. I personally thought it was interesting to know how they built a home that withstood a hurricane like Michael.

  • Lauri B
    Lauri B 4 months ago

    The wise man built his house upon the rock

  • Brandon
    Brandon 4 months ago

    Fake news

  • Victor De Melo Fernandes
    Victor De Melo Fernandes 4 months ago +1

    I know a man who built his house on sand. The storm came and took his house away. But I set my house on a solid foundation. Christ is my rock the rock of my salvation!

  • zigged Zagged
    zigged Zagged 4 months ago

    Funny. Where I'm at ALL houses are buile like that and we don't even get hurricanes.

  • JS Reign
    JS Reign 4 months ago +2

    there is a time delay thats why they talk trhough eachother. ps these guys are not gay.
    My heart goes out to California.
    Bless from The Netherlans

  • YouTube Addict
    YouTube Addict 4 months ago +1

    Watch out for the next big one and we’ll check if it’s gonna withstand once more. Hurricane please come😂

  • TheMachoCrotch
    TheMachoCrotch 4 months ago

    Lmao who thought its a gay couple I figured it family who joint own a vacation home

  • Kris Corpus
    Kris Corpus 4 months ago

    Never thought I would see another Lebron

  • DinoRaf RBLX
    DinoRaf RBLX 4 months ago

    omg ok so like the reporter was a bit rude, but those people kept going silent making it awkward...what else was he supposed to do lol

  • Salem Saberhagen
    Salem Saberhagen 4 months ago

    saw at least two other houses that seemed just as good right nearby

  • Gage Taylor
    Gage Taylor 4 months ago

    People simply don't make houses like they used to anymore. And these idiots who choose to live in areas where hurricanes and storms are routine never let the thought cross their minds that maybe they should reinforce their homes. But i guess they prefer their homes being destroyed all the time and most of the possessions with it and having to replace all of it. Hell if it's me I'm moving where there's no storms at all.

  • mauriano baruso
    mauriano baruso 4 months ago

    Make that house the new standard

  • starfir_CR
    starfir_CR 4 months ago

    Damn it cnn let the men talk!!!😡

  •  4 months ago

    Sneek 100

  • ro
    ro 4 months ago

    all houses should be made of concrete, that's it, especially in high risk areas like florida. So that way you can be sure that your house is gonna be fine after a hurricane.

  • Vaughn H
    Vaughn H 4 months ago

    They Probably get zero cell service in there house but its a beautiful house

  • snejok888
    snejok888 4 months ago

    come on !! south-east of US ravaged by hurricanes every year and people still building houses out of cardboard and spit ... try concrete and bricks next time !!

  • Hamguy Bacon
    Hamguy Bacon 4 months ago

    i've got no sympathy for idiots who live near hurricane and get their homes destroyed every year building the same house over and over and wondering what happened.

  • Free Twistz
    Free Twistz 4 months ago

    The architect and the engineer done a great job.

  • Oisín
    Oisín 4 months ago +22

    This is fake news the house is a paid actor

    • Unpaid Intern
      Unpaid Intern 3 months ago

      +Rick Chacon r/woooooosh

    • Rick Chacon
      Rick Chacon 4 months ago

      Dude I know lebron, he lives in Tennessee and is married and is a very wealthy man, He study's medicine and once was a CEO of a small good company.

    • Jerry Dalrymple
      Jerry Dalrymple 4 months ago

      They put their faith on a strong spiritual foundation...

    • Faith Kings
      Faith Kings 4 months ago


    • Joseph NMN
      Joseph NMN 4 months ago


  • Buzz Tech
    Buzz Tech 4 months ago

    Whell its not build from carton box so

  • Mike Martinez
    Mike Martinez 4 months ago

    Damn let them talk!

  • random3214
    random3214 4 months ago

    FaceTime has a shorter delay than these news networks cameras

  • Cheyenne Pewter
    Cheyenne Pewter 4 months ago

    Orange Man Bad!

  • 51KTM51Hurricane
    51KTM51Hurricane 4 months ago

    just build your house like ours here in switzerland. And your House will stand like this in a Hurricane. No wonder looks like that with wood houses.

  • eric ramirez
    eric ramirez 4 months ago

    That old guy kept trying to tell his story but the interviewer wasn’t having it. The guy should get fired.

  • Kissinger Kiss
    Kissinger Kiss 4 months ago

    Gay devil worshipers.

  • Alecxace
    Alecxace 4 months ago

    isn't concrete and rebar standard for a hurricane zone though? Why build purely out of wood?

  • Denis M.
    Denis M. 4 months ago

    stop building with plastic you morons

  • k HiTrends
    k HiTrends 4 months ago

    CNN fake news