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Old 06-18-2013, 05:28 AM
 
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Sorry but i am not a fan of living under the constant threat of hurricanes further down the coast from NC on south.
That's kind of stereotypical, outdated thinking however. Previously mentioned Fernandina Beach, FL for example has never faced a landfall hurricane and like many areas of the country has been sideswiped from crossover storms entering from the Gulf of Mexico and are weakened considerably after crossing the state. The Gulfstream current in the Atlantic offshore of the coast pulls far to the east around north of Daytona Beach and pulls storms out and away from Florida on up toward the Carolinas and further north. Florida has not been significantly damaged by a hurricane in nearly 10 years (since 2004) and if I were of the worrying type, would be more concerned about living in coastal areas of NY, NJ, CT, DE, RI and MA given the past few years of catastrophic damage from hurricanes. It might be one season shy of declaring a new pattern but if we see a repeat this year of what we've seen the past few, it might be time to consider we've had a shift in tropical weather patterns.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:28 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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That's kind of stereotypical, outdated thinking however. Previously mentioned Fernandina Beach, FL for example has never faced a landfall hurricane and like many areas of the country has been sideswiped from crossover storms entering from the Gulf of Mexico and are weakened considerably after crossing the state. The Gulfstream current in the Atlantic offshore of the coast pulls far to the east around north of Daytona Beach and pulls storms out and away from Florida on up toward the Carolinas and further north. Florida has not been significantly damaged by a hurricane in nearly 10 years (since 2004) and if I were of the worrying type, would be more concerned about living in coastal areas of NY, NJ, CT, DE, RI and MA given the past few years of catastrophic damage from hurricanes. It might be one season shy of declaring a new pattern but if we see a repeat this year of what we've seen the past few, it might be time to consider we've had a shift in tropical weather patterns.
Exactly so. The section of Atlantic coast that stretches from Jacksonville to Beaufort is quite averse to direct hits from hurricanes. It's one reason the federal government chose to locate its largest submarine base on the GA coast.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Check out Atlantic Beach, FL. Great small town feel yet just east of Jacksonville
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Battle Creek, MI
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That's kind of stereotypical, outdated thinking however. Previously mentioned Fernandina Beach, FL for example has never faced a landfall hurricane and like many areas of the country has been sideswiped from crossover storms entering from the Gulf of Mexico and are weakened considerably after crossing the state. The Gulfstream current in the Atlantic offshore of the coast pulls far to the east around north of Daytona Beach and pulls storms out and away from Florida on up toward the Carolinas and further north. Florida has not been significantly damaged by a hurricane in nearly 10 years (since 2004) and if I were of the worrying type, would be more concerned about living in coastal areas of NY, NJ, CT, DE, RI and MA given the past few years of catastrophic damage from hurricanes. It might be one season shy of declaring a new pattern but if we see a repeat this year of what we've seen the past few, it might be time to consider we've had a shift in tropical weather patterns.
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Exactly so. The section of Atlantic coast that stretches from Jacksonville to Beaufort is quite averse to direct hits from hurricanes. It's one reason the federal government chose to locate its largest submarine base on the GA coast.
Do a visit to these website..
Unisys Weather - Atlantic Tropical Storm Tracking by Year

Jacksonville,Florida hurricanes

Oh and a FYI.. DE was not impacted much by last years cane ( biggest effects were felt further north and even south. Usually what happens because of how//where DE sits in the coast ) or the others. Last big natural disaster there was thanks to a ice storm back in the winter of 1993-94. Last direct hit from a hurricane on the DE coast was back in the early part of the last century.

I do this stuff for a living and thus work in the industry.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:15 PM
 
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How about Seaside Heights NJ? LOL joking
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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St. Augustine, FL
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:40 AM
 
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The towns and beaches of Brunswick County NC (east of Wilmington) and across the Cape Fear River. They include Southport, Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach. One drawback - a nuclear plant "adjacent" to Southport across the water from Wilmington. I don't think it's a problem plant, but you might want to check out its statistics.

Little River, North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach are just across the NC/SC line. MB is a little too big and touristy for me. The others are nice. This is hurricane country, however, but the last one that affected the area was in the 90s.
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