Hurricane Michael Exposes Weaknesses in Building Code across Florida Panhandle

Florida's statewide building code is one of the strongest across the country, especially here in South Florida, but Hurricane Michael exposed its weakness in the state's Panhandle region when the storm roared ashore.

According to a recent article in the Real Deal, any new structures built in Miami-Dade County have to be able to withstand wind speeds of up to 175 mph. But in the parts of the Panhandle where the storm did the most damage, the wind speed requirements drop to around 120 mph.  

When Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach as a Category 4 storm, it had sustained wind speed of 155 miles per hour. It was the first recorded Category 4 hurricane to hit the Panhandle. 

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