Florida Hurricane-Readiness Law May Generate Sales

Towering over the sandy strands of much of Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coasts, high-rise condominiums are often a posh getaway for snowbirds from the Northeast or Midwest or the well-deserved retirement nests for retired gray eagles. According to a recent report in Engineering-News Record (ENR), because of a recently signed law, residential buildings in Florida more than 75 feet tall must generators and fuel tanks with a minimum of five days of operating capacity. The article said condominium owners and associations have until the end of 2007 to comply with the new law. Florida Governor Jeb Bush also recently signed a bill to provide $52.8 million for generators in shelters according to ENR www.enr.com.

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