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:
- 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
- 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