Report: R.I. homebuilding codes don’t cover all storm risks

FLOOD-PRONE: Grover Fugate, executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, stands in front of properties on Strand Avenue in an at-risk area for flooding near the Oakland Beach neighborhood in Warwick.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
FLOOD-PRONE: Grover Fugate, executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, stands in front of properties on Strand Avenue in an at-risk area for flooding near the Oakland Beach neighborhood in Warwick.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Rhode Island again scored well in a recent report on the strength and enforcement of its homebuilding codes. However, with the 2018 hurricane season underway, several factors could put the state’s housing stock at risk in the event of a major storm. Rhode Island’s residential building-code system ranked sixth out of 18 hurricane-prone states, scoring…

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