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Old 04-01-2016, 07:58 AM
 
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I can see the appeal of that; an instant community. You don't have to participate, but it's there for you.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:43 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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I can see the appeal of that; an instant community. You don't have to participate, but it's there for you.
Yeah. A lot of people don't need to establish that on retirement, but for various reasons of circumstance my social circle has darn near collapsed over the last few years and I am determined not to become a bitter shut in; I will go build a new one.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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I don't see a garage. I really like having at least a two car garage.
Pine Lakes Country Club North Fort Myers houses all have 2 car garages.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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That whole hurricane/tornado thing leaves me cold about living in anything like that.

Well just looked on TV and what tornado's did to houses there in OK. If storm is bad enough
it does not make a difference. Good thing about a hurricane (if there is anything good) it normally
gives you enough times to move your valuables up and board things up.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:26 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Well just looked on TV and what tornado's did to houses there in OK. If storm is bad enough
it does not make a difference. Good thing about a hurricane (if there is anything good) it normally
gives you enough times to move your valuables up and board things up.
What many people don't realize is, besides lightning strikes, FL is number one for tornadoes per 10,000 square miles, more than OK. They are usually weaker ones, EF0 or 1's. We had a severe thunderstorm here earlier this week and a waterspout was off the coast, they become tornadoes when they come inland. This one stayed offshore. There was a stronger tornado in January, El Niño influenced, it was an EF2 that blew apart a mobile home and killed a couple in the next county. Tornadoes do happen here and they are an offshoot seen during hurricanes also.

http://climatecenter.fsu.edu/topics/tornadoes

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Old 04-01-2016, 02:34 PM
 
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What many people don't realize is, besides lightning strikes, FL is number one for tornadoes per 10,000 square miles, more than OK. They are usually weaker ones, EF0 or 1's. We had a severe thunderstorm here earlier this week and a waterspout was off the coast, they become tornadoes when they come inland. This one stayed offshore. There was a stronger tornado in January, El Niño influenced, it was an EF2 that blew apart a mobile home and killed a couple in the next county. Tornadoes do happen here and they are an offshoot seen during hurricanes also.

Tornadoes - Florida Climate Center

Thanks for the information. Yeah, what do you do. I guess if you have bad luck you can get killed any where but I want to at least enjoy nice weather 6 months out of year down here. Hopefully, that will not include a hurricane or tornado!
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:35 PM
 
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After reading this thread... South Carolina it is!
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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After reading this thread... South Carolina it is!
You will love the 55+ community environment. Gives you lots to do with built in group
of people that want the same.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:15 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Thanks for the information. Yeah, what do you do. I guess if you have bad luck you can get killed any where but I want to at least enjoy nice weather 6 months out of year down here. Hopefully, that will not include a hurricane or tornado!
I'm used to tornadoes growing up in the Midwest, doing duck and covers in the school hallways for drills and for real. In NY it's more straight line wind events and we've had our share of those; one killing seven school children in a school when we first moved there.

Being near our grandkids, I worry less since I'm in it with them here, rather than watching from afar. I love the six months of nice weather too.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I would never base my decision on where to live out of fear of a one in 10,000 chance that my life would be altered by a tornado or hurricane.
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