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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