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Florida Panhandle building codes lagged behind rest of state

6 monthes ago   |   By WISN

Building codes in sections of Florida slammed by Hurricane Michael have historically been weaker than the rest of the state.
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Florida Panhandle building codes lagged behind rest of state

Florida Panhandle building codes lagged behind rest of state

6 monthes ago   |   By National Post

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida's Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the deadly storms.
It's part of the reason that tighter building codes - mandatory in places such as South Florida - were not put in place for most of this region until just 11 years ago.
And it may be a painful lesson for area residents now that Hurricane Michael has ravaged the region, leaving sustained damage from the coast inland all the way to the Georgia...
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