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“Until you decide to not build in certain locations, it’s a waste of time.”

Wendell Porter, emeritus professor of building professions at the University of Florida, regarding a new federal initiative to modernize building codes so that communities may better withstand natural disasters, like hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and other extreme weather events. However, some people, like Porter, believe that updating building methods is not enough to overcome the natural vulnerability of certain locations. (Associated Press — June 1, 2022)

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