Surviving the Storm: Building Codes, Compliance, and the Mitigation of Hurricane Damage

Friday, December 1, 1989
The study indicates that good building codes and strong enforcement can reduce hurricane damage to property. But it also shows wide variations in wind codes and code compliance among Gulf and Atlantic coastal states. Included are state-by-state estimates of insured property values exposed to hurricanes, and the added costs of making homes more hurricane-resistant.

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