Miami-Dade County has one of the toughest building codes in the country. Doors and windows on newly constructed homes can withstand hurricane force winds, thanks in large part to longtime Building Director Charles Danger. But even though plenty of danger remains from hurricanes, Miami-Dade County will be without Charlie Danger when he retires this week after three decades on the job.
If you want your house or business to remain standing after a hurricane, build it in Florida. If you’re not that concerned, build it in Mississippi. That’s the take-away from a new report on building code for hurricane prone states by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety.
Keep in mind that NO types of plywood shutters meet the South Florida Building Code. If at all possible, install a commercially produced shutter or other product that does meet the building code