Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner: Enhanced Building Code Protects Against Tornadoes

 Thursday, March 30, 2017


As Oklahomans, many of us accept that sometimes Mother Nature is not kind to our state. We’ve all been affected by tornadoes in one way or another. One thing we don’t have to accept is that our home will be destroyed or seriously damaged by severe weather. Construction science has proven that high-wind and tornado-resistant residential construction standards exist. They’re found in Florida, on the East Coast and right here as a municipal building code in Moore. While Florida’s new construction standards came after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the city of Moore sought a way to stop or lessen tornado damage after three devastating tornadoes.
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