Home survives Hurricane Michael thanks to thoughtful construction

A home in Mexico Beach, Fla., survived October 2018’s Hurricane Michael practically intact, thanks to owners who invested a little in upgraded construction techniques and materials. Extra-deep pilings, reinforced concrete and other tricks helped the home named by its owners as the Sand Palace remain one of the only surviving structures in the area. Stories can be read at the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/14/us/hurricane-michael-florida-mexico-beach-house.html), Mypanhandle.com (https://www.mypanhandle.com/news/mexico-beach-home-survives-hurricane-michael-virtually-untouched/1528068638) and Inman.com (https://www.inman.com/2018/10/16/how-1-home-in-florida-was-built-to-survive-hurricane-michael/).