Study Shows Florida Building Codes Up to Par for Withstanding Hurricanes

Tallahassee, FL --June 10, 2012--

A new study shows Florida has some of the best building codes and enforcement for withstanding hurricanes.

The study evaluated the building codes of 18-hurricane prone states along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Florida and Virginia received top honors. They each earned a score of 95 out of 100 points. Mississippi came in last with just four points.

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety along with the University of Florida and FEMA conducted the study.

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  • by chili on Jun 11, 2012 at 04:15 AM
    We shall see when the storm comes.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2012 at 03:33 AM
    With more structures being more resistant to damage one might think that insurance costs would be lower as less damage would have a lower repair expense. Just another point to prove that we are being overcharged on homeowners and property insurance.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2012 at 06:42 AM in reply to
      But when these buildings are damaged(and there will be damage) they cost much more to repair. Yes they will have less damage overall but the cost for repairs will still be the same. It's not about lower insurance costs.
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