IBHS post-event investigation finds updated building codes, mitigation effective in minimizing damage
Research Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018, near Panama City, Florida, with sustained winds of approximately 160 mph. Winds speeds of such magnitude are enough to collapse structures and cause major damage. Maximum wind speeds near the landfall area were at or above the state’s current design standards, significantly testing building construction in the Florida Panhandle. Post-event observations reinforced the concept that typical building…
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