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The IBHS Rating the States report assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast in strengthening their residential building code systems. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In the case of high-wind events, such as hurricanes, research shows that modern building codes can make a difference in reducing the amount of storm-related damage. Strong building codes reduce property damage, allow home and business owners to recover faster, help maintain the local economy, and reduce the amount of government disaster aid required.

Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact her at jheft@alm.com.

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