"Strong building codes protect property, save lives and ultimately reduce taxpayer exposure to natural disasters," said
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"Sens. Menendez, Lautenberg, Gillibrand and Schumer are providing strong leadership to make sure that homes and business built today are stronger than those lost to Sandy," Grande said, adding that the provision could be attached to Sandy relief legislation.
Grande pointed to several recent studies that illustrate the effectiveness of strong building codes in mitigating the damage of natural disasters. According to a study conducted by the
"As we help communities recover from the devastating losses Sandy inflicted, we can help reduce the losses, and the need for federal relief, from the next storm," Grande said.
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