We live in Pinecrest in South Dade County, 14 miles north of where Andrew's eye came ashore in 1992. If it hadn't been for the 75 foot norfolk island pine tree that shattered our roof when the winds reached 150 mph, it would have remained intact like those of our neighbors. In our area, the 1-story houses were built by carpenters in the '60s using 1X8 toungue in groove boards for the roofs and multiple rat rails in the gable ends. If my roof was constructed by laborers using nail guns on large sheets of plywood and my home didn't have CODE COMPLIANT METAL SHUTTERS, I would take refuge in a county shelter during a category 3 or higher storm
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