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Rating the states on hurricane-ready codes

A destroyed beach house in the aftermath of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway, New York. The devastation of such storms can be mitigated through stringent building codes, but not all Gulf or Atlantic Coast states are equal in this regard. Photo © BigStockPhoto/Leonard Zhukovsky

A destroyed beach house in the aftermath of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway, New York. The devastation of such storms can be mitigated through stringent building codes, but not all Gulf or Atlantic Coast states are equal in this regard.
Photo © BigStockPhoto/Leonard Zhukovsky

Florida gets top marks, but North Carolina and Louisiana have taken steps backward when it comes to building codes and the threat of hurricanes, according to an Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) report. Continue reading