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Old 10-12-2017, 09:30 PM
 
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My friends in San Francisco and East Bay are now recommended to wear N95 face masks anytime they are outside... hurricanes really aren't that bad unless you live in a mobile home, but even so, at least you have the option to leave if your life is at high risk.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:07 AM
 
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My friends in San Francisco and East Bay are now recommended to wear N95 face masks anytime they are outside... hurricanes really aren't that bad unless you live in a mobile home, but even so, at least you have the option to leave if your life is at high risk.
Yup, they say the air there is like China now... ironic considering how strict cali is on pollution and how green they try to be


Wildfire Smoke Has Made Bay Area Air Quality Its Worst On Record : Shots - Health News : NPR
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:05 AM
 
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Yup, they say the air there is like China now... ironic considering how strict cali is on pollution and how green they try to be


Wildfire Smoke Has Made Bay Area Air Quality Its Worst On Record : Shots - Health News : NPR
When ya live in the bottom of a bowl nole what do ya expect. Air sinks with high pressure over ya.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:25 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Why would you announce the world that you're a wuss and an overall failure at life? Seriously...nut up!
Don't discourage this poster from leaving FL. There are too many people here now, and IMO it'd be great if he took about 5 million of his friends with him.! And even better if it made a few million wannebee FL transplants change their minds as well about coming to live in the "Sunshine State."
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:34 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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My friends in San Francisco and East Bay are now recommended to wear N95 face masks anytime they are outside... hurricanes really aren't that bad unless you live in a mobile home, but even so, at least you have the option to leave if your life is at high risk.
Well, we kinda thought Andrew was no picnic after wind driven debris blew through our shuttered windows, destroying about half of our well constructed CBS house from the roof down. The two years it took us to go through the rebuilding process were the worst I ever experienced, even though IMO we came out stronger and wiser for the experience.

Not that bad, my a $$.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Don't discourage this poster from leaving FL. There are too many people here now, and IMO it'd be great if he took about 5 million of his friends with him.! And even better if it made a few million wannebee FL transplants change their minds as well about coming to live in the "Sunshine State."
Yes and no on that. You can feel the hit economically when the snowbirders leave, but you can also feel the congestion (traffic and public ares) lighten up as well......with the population comes income/real estate taxes, economic activlity, jobs......and with that brings better infrastructure, cultural events, sporting events.......hate to curse that.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:11 AM
 
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Don't discourage this poster from leaving FL. There are too many people here now, and IMO it'd be great if he took about 5 million of his friends with him.! And even better if it made a few million wannebee FL transplants change their minds as well about coming to live in the "Sunshine State."
I suspect he does not have 5 million friends in FL and the ones he does have probably are planning on staying.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:13 AM
 
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Yes and no on that. You can feel the hit economically when the snowbirders leave, but you can also feel the congestion (traffic and public ares) lighten up as well......with the population comes income/real estate taxes, economic activlity, jobs......and with that brings better infrastructure, cultural events, sporting events.......hate to curse that.
Yes, snow birds come, leave money and then go home.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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Well, we kinda thought Andrew was no picnic after wind driven debris blew through our shuttered windows, destroying about half of our well constructed CBS house from the roof down. The two years it took us to go through the rebuilding process were the worst I ever experienced, even though IMO we came out stronger and wiser for the experience.

Not that bad, my a $$.
How slow do you work? Two years to repair damage from a busted window? I've completely renovated two homes from top to bottom within 30-60 days. And the most important thing is your life... getting caught in a wildfire, earthquake or tornado is much worse and dangerous, both for your home and your lives.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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My wife and I moved here over a decade ago. We have great careers, beautiful children, great school, nice house a few blocks from the beach, etc. Irma broke something about Florida for us. We were without power for a week and it was hell. I've started looking for jobs in the north east and we're prepping our house to sell. There's something about September in the north. I just can't be unbearably hot anymore. Our neighborhood still smells of rotten debris.

I realize this may read like a complaint post. It's not. We've been all over Florida from the Keys to High Springs... we still love it and the plan is to come back for a week or two in the spring moving forward.

I guess the battle with the heat wore me out as a full-time resident.
Don't hold out on South Carolina, particularly Greenville area, for looking for jobs. Yes the summer is hot but this time of year in Greenville is very nice, winters have snow or ice about once a season but it's not as cold or snowy as the Northeast. This way you would still be a drive away from Florida.
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