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Old 02-18-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: St Augustine
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I'm interested in what areas of Florida homeowners do not normally purchase shutters for hurricane protection.

We moved to St Johns County from south Florida were most everyone had (or was waiting for) shutter for their homes. We've notice that it isn't prevelant for people here in NE to prepare. We are the only people in our development and people we know who have shutters and the Mgmt company didn't even know what they were when we got them approved and we knew more about them than the county inspectors.

We've noticed that areas east of 95 in SJC are starting to require them on newly built homes (Nocatee, palencia) and wonder if more will get them even if they don't require for your location.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Friends of mine 30 minutes north of Tampa don't have shutters. I believe their home is about 6-7 years old. Its shocking to me to think that people anywhere close (30 miles) to the coast in other parts of Florida don't have shutters. I guess they haven't had a hurricane in awhile.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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A lot of people would be surprised by the number of South Florida homes that don't have shutters. It's my opinion that shutters or high-impact windows should be required throughout the state, for older homes as well as new construction. Look at the amount of damage Charlie, Frances and Jeanne did away from the coasts. Making homes as stormproof as possible is probably the only way to rein in insurance rates in the long run.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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In Martin County.... all NEW homes East of the Turnpike are required to have "Dade Co Approved" shutters/impact windows before a CO is issued.

This will probably change to all of Martin Co at some point, if it hasn't already.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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In Martin County.... all NEW homes East of the Turnpike are required to have "Dade Co Approved" shutters/impact windows before a CO is issued.

This will probably change to all of Martin Co at some point, if it hasn't already.
Charley changed that old rule. It went inland and was a very small storm with alot of power. Charley took the roof off the turner center with people inside, The storms have been stronger in the last 15 years.

This was Homestead 1992 well inland.
This also was 1992 well inland.

Now this was Donna 1961 near the coast, Storm surge is the big deal near the coast. One thing to be said is Florida will have more storms! When and where?

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Old 03-02-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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Default Point well taken!

No matter where you live in FL. Storm shutters are a very good Idea! We lived through Irene, Frances, Jeanne and Wilma. These storms do not discriminate as to where they hit.. And with the strength increasing over the years the storm intensity can last accross the whole state and cause some major damage. I sure hope we are spared this year
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Charley changed that old rule. It went inland and was a very small storm with alot of power. Charley took the roof off the turner center with people inside, The storms have been stronger in the last 15 years.

This was Homestead 1992 well inland.
This also was 1992 well inland.

Now this was Donna 1961 near the coast, Storm surge is the big deal near the coast. One thing to be said is Florida will have more storms! When and where?
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