Ann Vole wrote:
I have two suggestions:
1) look at wire fence material which would not catch the wind so would not have all that wind (or water) force against it yet would still be able to stop most debris.
2) look at a high mass fence like rocks or rammed earth bag walls surfaced with concrete stucco. The earth bag construction has several books on it and is able to withstand earthquakes and tsunamis and proved so in several real natural disasters. Each layer is made with bags (usually that weaved plastic strip type used for grain) full of damp dirt or sand then rammed flat in a form like a rammed earth wall. Two strings of barbed wire are then laid on top to act as mortar by the barbs hooking into the bag material before adding a new layer of dirt-filled bags and ramming them in forms like the previous layer.
My insurance company will not cover damage to a fence constructed with the use of wire of any kind.
High-mass fences are great if you have the room for them. I have neither in that one fence run borders my property line with a neighbor, and the other two are on the edge of a right-of-way and utility easement. Fences constructed must be of a material that can be easily removed if necessary when they border easements.
So, although both your suggestions are viable, I can use neither. I appreciate your suggestions, though.