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Old 08-26-2017, 12:47 PM   #33
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Wow, lots of wind damage.

Right out of school, I went through hurricane Hugo in Charleston. Lots of wind damage there, too. But there was a pattern detectable: Old structures often failed, new ones did not. The new building codes actually worked. Things built to the new code usually had little damage, maybe shingles or siding.

I think part of the reason there is so much wind damage is that that area has not been hit by a strong storm in a long while (???).

Similar thing to Sandy. A few years before Sandy hit, I transited the area via water and saw what they had built in the shore area. Comment I made to myself was "y'all must not get storms here.." Lots of obviously vulnerable structures. Well, they did get a storm and there was a good bit of weeding of the weak ones. Just like in Charleston and now Corpus area.
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