In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew which took its toll on south Florida the building codes were enhanced. I know that hurricane straps are required to attach roofs to structures so they won't blow off when the next big storm comes. So...now that the rebuilding and repairing is underway why not make the structures more secure.
Does anyone have a contact at Simpson Strong Tie? Maybe one of the leaders of this board could contact the company and put the squeeze on them for donations. I am pretty sure the company is located in the Bay area of Northern California.
Let's help our friends build better and smarter.