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Old Today, 08:05 AM
 
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That's just one of the reasons why we're moving to Door County (Wisconsin). They have had a very nasty tornado and one devastating fire (in 1876), but that's about it for natural disasters.

The following disaster map is interesting.

https://public.tableau.com/profile/d...Map/Dashboard1
My SIL moved from Atlanta to Sarasota area (Nokomis, FL) more than 15 yrs ago because he loves the ocean and had friend he worked with who lived in that area
He did a statistical analysis of how likely the areas on the WEST coast were to be hurricane targets
His research led him to Venice/Nokomis area

Even Irmaís path FOR THEM was not as bad as it was for other parts of the area
Luck I am sure played a part in eventual landfall but he has missed some other close calls as well...
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Old Today, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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In Florida ... look for mature Live Oaks as a "sign", of an area that has not been exposed to strong Hurricanes.
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Old Today, 08:19 AM
 
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This is hardly the first hurricane to hit Florida or the southeast coast. It's an annual event. Why just NOW have you decided against it?
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Old Today, 08:34 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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What a fascinating map. Thank you.
This one is fun too

https://ncdp.columbia.edu/library/ma...hazards-index/
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Old Today, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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Hurricaneóthatís it, Florida is off the list. As a New Yorker Iíve always placed Florida on the top of my retirement home search list. In fact I have a another visit to Tampa area already planned in a couple months. But with this major hurricane headed to Florida I can only think living there is too much of a stress and hassle. Time to look for less greener pastures, I guess. Hard to give up the dream. These more frequent and stronger storms I believe are the result of climate change...and I donít see that issue being addressed. Any advice as to where to move that doesnít require hurricane shutters, evacuations and weeks with electricity?
Hawaii. Temps are more uniform than Florida - 70's to 80's year around depending on which side of the island you live on. It is more expensive though.
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Old Today, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Hurricaneóthatís it, Florida is off the list. As a New Yorker Iíve always placed Florida on the top of my retirement home search list. In fact I have a another visit to Tampa area already planned in a couple months. But with this major hurricane headed to Florida I can only think living there is too much of a stress and hassle. Time to look for less greener pastures, I guess. Hard to give up the dream. These more frequent and stronger storms I believe are the result of climate change...and I donít see that issue being addressed. Any advice as to where to move that doesnít require hurricane shutters, evacuations and weeks with electricity?
Tucson Arizona. Beautiful, friendly and reasonably affordable. I find it much more interesting than Phoenix and there is a a 9000 foot mountain 30 minutes away that gets snow on top.
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Old Today, 08:55 AM
 
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Hurricaneóthatís it, Florida is off the list. As a New Yorker Iíve always placed Florida on the top of my retirement home search list. In fact I have a another visit to Tampa area already planned in a couple months. But with this major hurricane headed to Florida I can only think living there is too much of a stress and hassle. Time to look for less greener pastures, I guess. Hard to give up the dream. These more frequent and stronger storms I believe are the result of climate change...and I donít see that issue being addressed. Any advice as to where to move that doesnít require hurricane shutters, evacuations and weeks with electricity?
Don't let it deter you unless your motivation wasn't that strong to begin with. Just be wise and evaluate you possible housing based on minimizing the impact of storms IF they come your way.
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Hurricaneóthatís it, Florida is off the list. As a New Yorker Iíve always placed Florida on the top of my retirement home search list. In fact I have a another visit to Tampa area already planned in a couple months. But with this major hurricane headed to Florida I can only think living there is too much of a stress and hassle. Time to look for less greener pastures, I guess. Hard to give up the dream. These more frequent and stronger storms I believe are the result of climate change...and I donít see that issue being addressed. Any advice as to where to move that doesnít require hurricane shutters, evacuations and weeks with electricity?



... the snow. When I visited him, I noticed that there were many homes in his neighborhood that were blue "tarp"-ed and one even had a tree smashed right through the middle.



My brother said that most of the "bad" homes had people living in them, but those people didn't have the cash to repair their homes caused by storm damage. He said that hurricanes caused a lot of damage but so did unreported tropical storms and most of the homes had been repaired once but that their owners just ran out of cash to repair multiple times.



The national weather service is one source to learn about historical bad weather events. Newer construction is supposed to reduce high wind and storm surge damage.
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Old Today, 09:18 AM
 
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Hurricaneóthatís it, Florida is off the list. As a New Yorker Iíve always placed Florida on the top of my retirement home search list. In fact I have a another visit to Tampa area already planned in a couple months.
Maybe get a different perspective by looking how many times Tampa has been evacuated over the last 20 years. Answer might surprise you.

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These more frequent and stronger storms I believe are the result of climate change...and I donít see that issue being addressed. Any advice as to where to move that doesnít require hurricane shutters, evacuations and weeks with electricity?
Is the more frequent thing just an assumption or is it fact?



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Old Today, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Hurricaneóthatís it, Florida is off the list. As a New Yorker Iíve always placed Florida on the top of my retirement home search list. In fact I have a another visit to Tampa area already planned in a couple months. But with this major hurricane headed to Florida I can only think living there is too much of a stress and hassle. Time to look for less greener pastures, I guess. Hard to give up the dream. These more frequent and stronger storms I believe are the result of climate change...and I donít see that issue being addressed. Any advice as to where to move that doesnít require hurricane shutters, evacuations and weeks with electricity?
They're not more frequent and they're not stronger, we recently had an almost 10-year period when no major (i.e. Cat 3 or above) made landfall in the USA.

TV "news" and the weather channel are full of propaganda designed to hype hysteria. Because hysteria buys viewers. The old newspaper slogan "If it bleeds it leads" was all about selling papers. So panic and hysteria, not based on facts, are what we see.

If you want to be away from hurricanes, you can pick tornado alley, the far north or blizzard alley, the mountain west or isolation alley, the SW or desert alley...
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