What happens after a hurricane comes through and flattens your community? First you rescue what you can, then you start to determine how to recover and move on. But for those who remain at the devastated location, they often have to rebuild under updated building codes that are much more expensive to engineer, and many former residents may not be able to come up with the money to live there anymore. The Los Angeles Times has a story about Mexico Beach along the Gulf of Mexico and how those rules are changing the nature of that community. This is a challenge that residents of southwestern Florida will have to face in the months ahead after Hurricane Ian.

Source: Paul Duginski, LA Times