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Florida's 'vulnerable' homes survive storm with light damage

Hurricane's rapid loss of strength is one reason; another is stricter construction and installation standards

Seabreeze Mobile Home Park after Hurricane Irma in Florida on Sept 12. Most mobile homes - the industry refers to them as manufactured homes, because they are assembled in a factory and shipped to a site - are of wood-frame construction. Newer models have sturdier frames.

Key Largo, Florida

WHEN Lorraine Tucker came back after Hurricane Irma to check on her two-bedroom mobile home, she expected the worst.

She and her daughter had ridden out the storm at their homes in Miami, and the two had made the 70-mile drive...

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