Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sun-Herald editorial calling for higher standards

The Sun Herald has thrown their weight into the discussion as to whether new building codes should be made more strict.

Two quick "look-ins" that capture the article:
"While there is still considerable uncertainty about how far the Legislature will go toward requiring new homes in Mississippi to be built to a higher standard, there is little doubt that, across the Coast, new homes will have to withstand stronger winds and higher water than before Hurricane Katrina."

"While we cannot prevent another storm, we can certainly better prepare for it.

That is why we should all appreciate public officials wise enough to require their constituents to build safer and stronger houses. Because if we don't get it right this time, we can forget about getting billions of federal dollars to get it right next time."

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