Supposedly they have, as code specifies 125 mph compliance for all
structures in Harris Cty. AAMOF, I must have an Engineers letter stating
precisely that for frame and roof on residential construction.
During Alicia we did lose a lot of the glass in downtown Houston, but that
was 25 years ago. This storm, so far, is about on the same land path, but,
sitting out on the porch, it does not appear to be the storm that Alicia was
... it's still early, however.
That said, I can hear the transformer's popping South of here as we speak,
and I fully expect to lose power in the next couple of hours ... no rain to
speak of thus far, here just SW of downtown Houston (West University Place).
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