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White House incentivizes stronger building codes, standards

June 7, 2022

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts “above-average hurricane activity” for this year’s storm season, which extends through November.

The agency anticipates up to 21 named storms and six major hurricanes with winds of 111 miles per hour or higher. White House officials used the beginning of storm season to highlight the need for stronger “hazard resistant” building codes.

An April analysis by the Associated Press concluded power outages due to extreme weather have doubled in the last two decades.

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