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What is the difference between the HVHZ (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) and the Wind-Borne Debris Region in Florida Building Code?
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The HVHZ (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) Is Dade and Broward counties, which are located at the bottom of the Florida peninsula on the east coast. The Florida Building Code (FBC) has special hurricane-resistant construction standards for this zone.
The HVHZ is part of the larger Wind-Borne Debris region, which encompasses the areas where the maximum design wind speed is 140 mph or more in the 2017 map above, plus within one mile of the coast in the 130 mph wind zone. This is indicated by gray areas, and heavy dashed lines along the coast within the 130 mph zone.
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