What percent of homes in Miami-Dade county have been built to withstand the winds and flooding risks of at least a category 3 hurricane?
Fact Finder / Census.Gov / Quartz - Less than 28% of homes in Miami-Dade county have been built to the codes put in place in response to Hurricane Andrew. Andrew destroyed more than 125,000 homes in 1992. As a result, restrictions were implemented two years later requiring buildings to be constructed to withstand the winds and flooding risks of at least a category 3 hurricane.
Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys yesterday morning as a Category 4 storm with flooding and power outages already affecting Miami.
The storm is now heading towards Tampa, an extremely vulnerable city in the state, where the safest place to be is the Salvador Dali Museum. The museum is the only building capable of withstanding a full-force hurricane.