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Old 07-22-2007, 12:17 PM
 
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St Augustine is a good area since it's location is far enough from the Gulf Stream. There was a hurricane that hit in the 50's but it wasa only a category 1.
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:15 PM
 
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St Augustine is a good area since it's location is far enough from the Gulf Stream. There was a hurricane that hit in the 50's but it wasa only a category 1.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Chihuahuan Desert
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I'd have to say the Tampa area, Pasco County and Jacksonville are hit the least, overall. And the panhandle area - Pensacola, Destin, Panama City - are hit the most.

A slow moving hurricane will quickly lose power when it hits land. A fast moving, tight eye hurricane will not slow down that quick and can do as much damage inland as it does on the coast, Hurricane Charley is a good example of this type storm.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:24 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Either coast can get hit. The East Coast of Florida tends to get hit more by hurricanes but also don't let hurricanes play such a huge factor in which coast you move to because we may (*fingers crossed*) not get anymore hurricanes. The last two seasons were crazy but for years and years before that we very rarely got a hurricane. So, each coast has bad weather and no where is "safe".. so I suggest you move to the coast you like the most.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I would rather deal with a hurricane than an earthquake, anyday.
I've been in both earthquakes and in hurricanes. The issue w/ earthquakes is when the structure was built. Virtually all new construction on the west coast is relatively earthquake resistant. If earthquakes were really that bad, the entire west would be empty (no Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego), yet California is THE most populated state. Earthquakes aren't that bad. Hurricanes, the one major benefit is that we can monitor them as they come off the coast of Africa allowing us to prepare.
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I was just in Fernandina beach in June for a wedding and loved the area. Don't knowe abou the job market but the area was very nice and the people very friendly.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:54 PM
 
Location: St Augustine
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you can't be far enough away from the coast in florida to be "safe". storms come in the west coast and cause damage on the east coast or vice versa
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:39 PM
 
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What side of Florida is safer ? Thats easy, The top on the east coast. Fernandina Beach area and History will show thats the least hit area.
"Marineland" was built where it was based on studies which determined that it was the most "hurricane-proof" coastline of Florida.

Maybe there's an expert among us, but from what I understand, the gulf stream does have a major influence, therefore making the "First Coast" the safest.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:49 PM
 
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In most cases,10 miles inland in central Florida,hurricanes are usually downgraded to a class 1 not a big deal to worry about.
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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The Brevard County area is beautiful and centrally located to many of the attractions Orlando has to offer as well as the Kennedy Space Center locally. Great place to live!
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