Did You Survive Irma in South Florida Without a Scratch? Send a Kiss to Your Builder

It didn’t take long for South Florida’s building officials to demand tougher building codes and requirements for builders after the arrival of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Those discussions began shortly after much of Miami-Dade County was seriously damaged, if not flattened, thanks to Andrew. TV news crews were pumping out horrifying video images of swaths of neighborhoods obliterated, flooded and barely left standing in some cases….read more

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