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When the pilot phase of the My Safe Florida Home program ended on the last day of November 2006, the program’s goal of completing 12,000 free home inspections by the end of this hurricane season was met and exceeded by nearly 1,000 inspections. Nearly 100,000 Floridians have gone on-line or called to learn more about the program.

Funded with $250 million by the Florida Legislature, the program was created to better protect Floridians by strengthening their homes against hurricanes and to reduce the state’s exposure to hurricane damage. Since its launch in August, the Department of Financial Services, which oversees the program, has received more than 58,000 applications statewide for free home inspections from homeowners.

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