Posts Tagged ‘ Hurricane Andrew ’

30 Years Later: Hurricane Andrew Redesigned Modern Building Codes

Aug 25th, 2022

Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida 30 years ago devastating local communities, destroying entire neighborhoods and killing dozens. As a result, building codes were redesigned across Florida and the coastal U.S., manufacturers developed stronger fenestration products and forecasting tools were developed to better prepare. When Andrew struck South Florida in 1992, there were more than […]

Hurricane Andrew 25 Years Later: Changes and Concerns

Aug 24th, 2017

Twenty-five years ago today, Hurricane Andrew slammed into the South Florida coast with 140-mph winds, killing 44 people and causing $24 billion in damage. While the storm was one of the costliest disasters in U.S. history, it also sparked a revolution in building codes for coastal regions in the U.S., led to major modifications in […]

IBHS Launches Fortified Home™-Hurricane Program

Aug 26th, 2014

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) launched a construction program designed to strengthen homes against the high winds and wind-driven rain of hurricanes. The program, Fortified Home™- Hurricane, was launched in conjunction with the 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24. “Andrew devastated southern Florida and was the second costliest hurricane […]

IBHS Updates Building Code Rating Report for 18 Coastal States

Aug 23rd, 2013

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released a midterm update to its Rating the States Report, which reviews the progress that the 18 most hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast have made in strengthening their residential building codes. “As we approach the anniversaries of Hurricanes Andrew […]