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Old 08-31-2017, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I used to live in Texas but not on the Gulf but is still a great place filled with amazing people but they are prone to natural diseases way more than the rest of the country which is sad because they have some awesome folks down that way.

 
Old 08-31-2017, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I've lived in Tampa for around 7 years, and I am counting the days until we pick up and head back to Virginia next year.
 
Old 08-31-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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Anywhere you move they will most likely be some type of weather issues. North East has major snow storms and look at what Sandy did. Midwest has tornados. Cali has earthquakes. You make the best out of it w.e you live
Earthquakes are not weather...they are geological.
 
Old 08-31-2017, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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Where did you come from and where did you go?


Check a flood map, elevation doesn't necessarily mean anything. Areas that never flooded in Baton Rouge saw 8ft of water last August.
Explain to me what a flood map tells that an elevation map won't? Were the areas that flooded in Baton Rouge (for the first time ever) on the flood map? How can I be certain that there is zero chance of water getting into my house? That's what I want to know. If I have to move to North Kiln at 100' elevation with no water around for miles, I will. Diamondhead is supposed to be the highest elevation on the coast.
 
Old 08-31-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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->Centenial State
That's exactly the state I thought you were going to say. I'm sorry it's been hard for you out there. I've heard they are cold and snobbish. All you can do is be the example of how to treat people and hope it sinks in! Beautiful out there, though ....
 
Old 08-31-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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My family left one of those states. YES! we definitely miss our former Gulf Coast state, and do now regret leaving.

It was okay at first where we moved. We "upgraded" to a safer area, with four seasons, and a pleasant climate. It was fun at first getting a whole new scenery and environment to learn about, and the newness of it all was interesting. We moved to a much smaller town, and it was nice to be able to get wherever we needed to go quickly and easily.

But none of the above really matters. For one thing, people are VERY different. We feel like aliens on a different planet. People are cold and rude. You can say a simple "Hi" or "Hello" to a stranger (like in the warm spirit of the south), and they will either look at you and not say anything, or they won't even look at you (as though you're not there). Sometimes they give off an air of disgust, as though you are dirt and not worth even acknowledging.

Jobs have been difficult too, not that they don't exist, but because local employers heavily prefer and insist on natives and long-timers. It's as though the natives are elite and worthy, and others are subpar. Many people here have fakeness whereby they smile, and outwardly act as a friend, but inside despise you for being different and tainting their area.

There have been other issues too that I won't go into. But we love to return to our roots and be among people that are just like us. It's beautiful. My impressions of my hometown are now completely different. Positives and assets that were there before that I ignored, now are in clear view. My assumptions and high expectations of other areas of the country are now are of lesser value, and put into proper perspective.

Good luck on your relocation plans, but be very careful of what you're not seeing now, and what you might get yourself into. I'd strongly recommend not moving farther than a day's drive from where you are now (or are from).

The Gulf Coast is in my veins, and I now nothing that nothing will remove that. I'm not fighting it anymore, but instead, fully embracing it. The homesickness will eventually go away, because I will return some day...
So, where is this place that you moved to?
 
Old 08-31-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Check a flood map, elevation doesn't necessarily mean anything. Areas that never flooded in Baton Rouge saw 8ft of water last August.
What you should have said is that elevation isn't everything. I mean... places in the Rockies have flash flooding. BUT, living at 5 feet above sea level on the Florida coast vs., say, living at 70 feet above 15 miles inland... yeah I'm betting that the inland place has a higher likelihood of not getting inundated with water. But it all depends.
 
Old 08-31-2017, 03:11 PM
 
Location: 352
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We've been on the GC of Mississippi for 6-1/2 years. Our town was destroyed by Katrina. I'm so tired of living with anxiety about hurricanes 6 months of every year. We are very low lying, we flood with Tropical Storms and Cat 1's, imagine Cat 3 or higher? Anyway ... I want out. I need a stable SAFE climate, 4 distinct seasons, fall leaves, clean fresh water, cooler temps, and no poisonous snakes. That leaves a handful of states I'm looking at.
I don't know anywhere that fits this nor any state thats completely safe from catastrophic weather/geology. You could try the Piedmont region like someone else said, but we still have snakes and severe thunderstorms. The snakes really arent a big deal, and the Appalachian mountains help affect weather a bit, for the better.
 
Old 08-31-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I don't know anywhere that fits this nor any state thats completely safe from catastrophic weather/geology. You could try the Piedmont region like someone else said, but we still have snakes and severe thunderstorms. The snakes really arent a big deal, and the Appalachian mountains help affect weather a bit, for the better.
Thank you. Water moccasins are a huge nuisance down here, they live in our ditches and the bayou behind our house, so they come into our yard every time it rains. I hate hate hate snakes anyway ... but poisonous snakes in my yard is unacceptable, with 5 kids who enjoy being outdoors. Michigan's weather is perfect for me, lived there 36 years. Only one poisonous snake, never seen by most people who live there.

We've decided to stay down here. I posted about it up there ^^^. I think you are the 2nd person to mention the Piedmont region, I'm going to check it out ... thanks!
 
Old 08-31-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I'm originally from MI, spent a fair amt of time in the UP, I have lived along the coast in AL, FL, and TX and been through several hurricanes. Now I'm a halfback living in the foothills of east TN and I love it, it reminds me a lot of MI with the many trees, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. The weather is great, a little more hot & humid than MI in the summer, but nothing like the gulf area, a bit of snow here and there and several weeks each of fall and spring, and not really much in the way of natural disasters other than maybe an occasional tornado. The thing we don't have is larger cities, so it can be a challenge to find a job, but if that doesn't seem like an insurmountable problem I think it would be worth it to you to look along the I-81 corridor in TN and VA, and in far western NC
I'm jealous ... we love Tennessee.
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