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Homes built in areas prone to frequent flooding or storm surge require reinforced exterior structures utilizing CMU (concrete block), ICF (insulated concrete forms), or poured concrete construction, among others.  Building codes in hurricane/storm prone areas such as coastal Florida and the gulf coastal regions have specifications that practically exclude wood framing in exterior walls.  Additionally, wind loads in these regions make lower roof pitches, hip profiles, and nominal roof overhangs desirable.  The plans displayed here are portfolio plans that have been modified to reflect those characteristics.  Exterior dimensions are modified to reflect even block dimensions on length and height, and window and door locations and sizes are changed to reflect the same.  These plans are standard with monolithic concrete foundations.  Most portfolio plans may be modified to meet this specification.  All such designs will likely require an engineer's stamp in flood prone areas.