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View Poll Results: Will Florida's hurricane drought continue for another year?
Yes, Florida will continue to be hurricane free 26 50.98%
No, Florida is Long overdue and it is time to pay up 25 49.02%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-22-2016, 08:15 AM
 
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If one hits, where? Which Coast, which area of that coast and how strong? So far the storms are heading away from FL.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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The Florida hurricane 'hype' has long been over-played by the media, but, the past 10-12 years since the 2004 hurricanes, will not last indefinitely. However, the notion that Florida is "overdue" has no place in storm reality (It's not like someone is saying, "well, time to hit Florida with a hurricane again").

While the "drought" is good for homeowners, insurance companies, tourism and new residents, it does create a danger in itself. People, particularly those who have never experienced a hurricane, have no idea how devastating one can be. When it comes time to evacuate or take other precautions, many of these folks have no frame-of-reference and put themselves and their families at risk.

Of course, the media does their part to balance this out, by hysterically screaming that the sky is going to fall on Florida ... everytime a storm forms off the coast of Africa.
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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Not to be a curmudgeon but who cares what random people guess regarding what will happen this hurricane season. It's like asking if you think it will rain in a month. It's not an opinion which would be relevant, it's a just a guess (unless someone is a climatologist - and even they don't have a great track record).
If you asked any of my neighbors whether it would rain in July and August, they would have said for sure, based on their experience. But we've only had a single heavy rain so far - we have unusual weather.
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:10 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Well I'm sure it will end at some point, there will be another hurricane but who knows if it will be this year or not. It definitely has been awhile. This is the first hurricane season for us to go through while living here. I'm ok with it as long as it's not major destructive, dont want our house destroyed. The chances are always there though.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Nope. Unfortunately.

Would be good to have a reasonable cat 2-3 to scare away the transplants and slow down the growth a bit.

Ain't scary me away I lived through Sandy.
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Nope. Unfortunately.

Would be good to have a reasonable cat 2-3 to scare away the transplants and slow down the growth a bit.
Terrible thing to wish for.
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Hermine will probably end our hurricane drought.
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:03 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:58 PM
 
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Terrible thing to wish for.
Wishing for a slowdown in the population growth of fl isn't a terrible thing at all
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:02 PM
 
Location: OCNJ and or lower Florida keys
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Ain't scary me away I lived through Sandy.
Sandy was just a category 1 hurricane with 80 mph sustained winds and gusts of 100 mph. high tide helped Sandy create a high storm surge. compared to a cat 3 with 111 to 129 mph sustained winds and much stronger gusts with a high tide the storm surge would be much worse.
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