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Old 04-07-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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On average since the year 2000, we have, at least if you count tropical storms...
why would you include a TS when talking about full blown hurricanes?
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Fl
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why would you include a TS when talking about full blown hurricanes?
Yup, a TS would probably just be a nuisance, but Tampa is particularly vulnerable to hurricane damage.

Read 'Gray swan' hurricanes could hit this century - Tech Insider

Specifically:

"One of the places most as risk for a gray swan is Tampa, Florida, which hasn't experienced a major hurricane since 1921, according to the researchers....Tampa is at an extremely low elevation and surrounded by shallow water perfect for churning up powerful waves. A 19-foot surge would put much of the area underwater".

I'm really glad I no longer live in South Tampa.
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Old 04-07-2016, 03:27 PM
 
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Hurricanes is a big concern so Southern FL is most likely not a good choice. Tampa area has fresh water and sink hole problems so forget that. Jacksonville has less of a problem with hurricanes in the past. Even if you don't get hit, the entire state pays a price for massive hurricanes with respect to home insurance. The state still has Citizens Insurance but it's not cheap and they want to do away with it. The rule is stay at least 1 mile away from the water for insurance purposes. Also, I would worry about water. South Florida has a problem with salt water intrusion, Tampa not enough, Jacksonville has started to have salt water intrusion problems. I talked the a state engineer before moving from South Florida and he told me to try Orlando if I wanted to stay in Florida. That city got more aggressive in dealing with water.

If I had to move again I would leave the state and go where the chances of natural disasters is less. Eventually, FL will get slammed with a hurricane and or tornadoes.
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Old 04-07-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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Hurricanes is a big concern so Southern FL is most likely not a good choice. Tampa area has fresh water and sink hole problems so forget that. Jacksonville has less of a problem with hurricanes in the past. Even if you don't get hit, the entire state pays a price for massive hurricanes with respect to home insurance. The state still has Citizens Insurance but it's not cheap and they want to do away with it. The rule is stay at least 1 mile away from the water for insurance purposes. Also, I would worry about water. South Florida has a problem with salt water intrusion, Tampa not enough, Jacksonville has started to have salt water intrusion problems. I talked the a state engineer before moving from South Florida and he told me to try Orlando if I wanted to stay in Florida. That city got more aggressive in dealing with water.

If I had to move again I would leave the state and go where the chances of natural disasters is less. Eventually, FL will get slammed with a hurricane and or tornadoes.
Yes it will. Maybe this year or 50 years from now.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:53 PM
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Yes it will. Maybe this year or 50 years from now.
Won't happen in Tampa in our lifetimes.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Won't happen in Tampa in our lifetimes.
You guaranteeing that or is it just wishful thinking?
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:04 AM
 
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Won't happen in Tampa in our lifetimes.
Seems that way. But our number is coming up and i say it will go down bad within the next 50 years.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Fl
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Seems that way. But our number is coming up and i say it will go down bad within the next 50 years.
I'm guessing a fair percentage of people here agree with:

Gov. Rick Scott

But I remember my fear in '04 and '05 (Charlie). We were nature's pins at the wrong end of the bowling alley.

I agree with this article:

(9/23/2004) Blame Global Warming For Florida's Hurricane Conga Line
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:58 AM
 
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why would you include a TS when talking about full blown hurricanes?
Implying south tampa wouldnt flood immensly during a tropical storm.


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Won't happen in Tampa in our lifetimes.
And I think MOST people in the area has that mindset, so when it does happen its gonna be UGLY.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:44 AM
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Tallahassee has a nicer climate in the Winter/Fall/Spring
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