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St maarten, by ministery of defense, netherlands via wikimedia commons

Summer hurricanes call for higher design standards

”It is devastating…mind-boggling,” Dominica’s prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit wrote of the damage the morning after Hurricane Maria swept across the Caribbean island. He had posted live updates to social media as the storm raged, writing “my roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding.”

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