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FL relaxes contractor licensing laws in Irma’s aftermath

November 30, 2017

Florida, which has a stringent set of contractor licensing laws, suspended its licensed roofing contractor requirement in 2004 when Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan rolled through the state causing extensive damage.

The state’s building codes were overhauled after Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida in 1992, with Monroe County, home to the Florida Keys, adopting the toughest requirements, according to the Herald. State officials could take another look at the code in the aftermath of Irma to determine if it needs to be changed in order to promote a greater degree of safety.

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