Keys homes, battered but standing, may be a model for reducing damage in FL

From NCMA's eNews
September 28, 2017

Hurricane Irma ravaged the Florida keys only a few weeks ago. Monroe County’s strict building codes which are among the toughest in the nation the damage to homes was reduced. Homes built after 2001 using pre-cast concrete and concrete block, sustained the least amount of damage. Due to its vulnerability to hurricanes, Monroe County has tougher building codes than the rest of Florida and has mandated new critical upgrades after Irma. Read more.