Building Performance: Hurricane Andrew in Florida
Please view the following report from FEMA regarding building performance during hurricane Andrew. FEMA FIA-22
Please see the specified pages below for information that directly relates to modular homes:
This page documents that even in 1992 the "Modular Homes" were so well constructed that they withstood the ravages of Hurricane Andrew. Since then many additional requirements have been forced upon our industry making them further "bullet proof", many requirements we actually deem unnecessary and adding cost to "you" the buyer.
Documents the poor "survivability" of manufactured homes (not to be confused with MODULAR homes) and a good reason why so many areas are severely restricting such construction.
Documents the questionable "survivability" of so called "stick built", "site built" homes in contrast to modular.