7. Rude Awakening About Construction
"Andrew was mostly a wind issue, and actually a wakeup call. We didn't find out until Andrew that staples had no capacity to hold that plywood or strand board to the structure."
— Ricardo Alvarez, a researcher who specializes in hurricane protection, noting that most damage was caused by faulty construction.
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