Wind Map for High Velocity Hurricane Zones

Mike: I’m in Orlando; are we in a high velocity hurricane zone, or is that just down in Miami-Dade?

Jared: The wind maps have recently been modified. Although Orlando and Central Florida have been increased, high velocity zones pertain to Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Here's a Wind Map - you can see the specifics regarding various Florida locations.

This is an excerpt:

High-Velocity Hurricane Zones

The High-Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ) are specifically defined as Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. As in previous editions of the FBCB, a single wind speed is used for the HVHZ for each Risk Category Map. The design wind speeds in the HVHZ are as follows:

   Miami-Dade County

  • Risk Category I Buildings and Structures: 165 mph
  • Risk Category II Buildings and Structures: 175 mph
  • Risk Category III and IV Buildings & Structures: 185 mph
Broward County
  • Risk Category I Buildings and Structures: 156 mph
  • Risk Category II Buildings and Structures: 170 mph
  • Risk Category III and IV Buildings & Structures: 180 mph

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