We live in Rockport Texas and when returned home from mandatory evacuation this umbrella was still standing. The umbrella was closed and the base filled with water. Our fence was gone, our 100 year old trees were gone, part of our roof was blown off but the umbrella was still standing. Must say I am impressed. This umbrella is sturdy and well made. Easy to put together and provides a lot of shades. Filled the base with water and able to withstand strong coastal breeze. Easy to drain base to move. Would purchase again.