I hate the hyperbolic Media coverage of the hurricane, I am “suspended” from Facebook (probably killed for good this time) and Twitter is full of its usual shit (apparently DeSantis sucks because power has not been restored instantly and he exhales carbon dioxide which created the hurricane for his nefarious political purposes.)
Applying “my” concept of reading the original text rather than accepting what I am being told by a third party, I checked on Live Storms Media – YouTube. They simply record video for reselling purposes and their own. They don’t comment so you get to pay attention to the images rather than process anything else.
One thing I noticed was that apparently the Florida Hurricane Building Codes do work by the amazing number of homes and building that have their roofs and windows intact or with very little damage.
The storm surge however was a frigging house killer. That is why I believe we see empty spaces where houses used to be surrounded by mud/sand washed from the gulf. It will be interesting to know how many were old construction codes and how many were “newer.”
The combined forces of water and wind were simply too much. And other than “Don’t build your house on barrier islands” I have no idea what kind of building code could help in the future. House on stilts?
Anyway, do visit the Live Storms Media channel and get your info first hand.
UPDATE: Just found this video.
Hurricane Ian –
What 15 ft storm surge looks like …
(credit to Max Olson Chasing)
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