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Record Group Number: 000344
Series/Collection Number: .S 363
Creator: Florida. Insurance Commissioner's Office.
Title, Dates: Hurricane study files, 1961-1968.
Amount: 1.00 cubic ft.
Medium Included: photographs
Organization/Arrangement: By record type.
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Summary:     The series contains the records of the hurricane study committee that was formed after Hurricane Betsy in September, 1965 caused extensive damage to the state.  It documents the committee's investigation and determination as to the nature and extent of the damage, why it occurred, and what could be done to minimize future losses.  The results of the committee's findings and their recommendations were published in the Florida Hurricane Survey Report, 1965.  The records contain draft copies of the report, papers prepared by the committee members, building code studies and ordinances, follow-up materials collected after the report was published, and photographs of hurricane damage in 1935, 1950, 1960 and 1965.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
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Publication Note: Florida Hurricane Survey Report, 1965.  Tallahassee, Fla. : State Treasurer, 1965.
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Subject Access Fields: Hurricane protection Florida
Hurricane Betsy, 1965.
Disaster relief Florida
Emergency preparedness.
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