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Stricter building codes apparently passed Irma’s test

Florida has one of the nation’s strongest building codes, patterned after the code Miami-Dade County enacted after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 Mike Seemuth As Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma, preliminary evidence shows that homes built in compliance with the state’s...
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Florida International University's Wall of Wind can test buildings for winds of up to 157 mph, which isn't as strong as Hurricane Irma.

Powerful Hurricane Irma could stretch South Florida building codes to their limits – SFBJ

South Florida has some of the most storm-resistant building codes in the country, but are they tough enough for a monster like Hurricane Irma, which is well in excess of the starting Category 5 wind speed of 157 miles per hour? Hurricane Irma currently has sustained winds of 175...
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