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Old Today, 01:57 PM
 
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And most if not all coastal houses are elevated above the surge level, right?
I wouldn't say that, by any means. Maybe most newer houses. And it's not just coastal flooding; there's also inland (from rivers, etc.).
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Old Today, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I have no idea why anyone would want to live in hurricane country.

Says me, living in volcano country.
125 million of us on the East Coast of the US not to mention the rest of the world.
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Old Today, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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
You'll have eight good months of winter there.

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I would probably be fine with the culture, but that humidity thing would be a bummer.

Some friends of mine have a couple of beach houses in Florida. While out of town at their primary house elsewhere, the A/C broke. The neighbors mentioned it a month or two later.

The result was having to re-drywall, etc. a cheaply built home. No thanks.

OTOH, I can see the joy of a beach. It would be interesting to either have a valueless home (ie. a trailer) or a completely bulletproof one (flood-proof, hurricane-proof, watch the storm with a drink in hand and the generator humming).
That has nothing to do with how expensive or cheap a home is. My girlfriend had it happen to her in a five million dollar home that lost the AC when she went to Europe for a month.
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Old Today, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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If an innocent teen being gunned down by George z didn't make ya reconsider retiring there...then by golly you are ripe to be a resident. No sensible person would wish to live where it's a free for all on killings. Florida has some real wIng dinger laws.
That enough is reason to reside elsewhere.
Thank you for not living here.
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Old Today, 02:50 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Yeah, I don't get it either. They have always been in the cross hairs of hurricanes for my entire half century life. What does this latest one have to do with it? Hurricanes are even becoming less frequent in Florida. In fact down 50% over the last 150 years. This is the longest stretch of ten years since a hurricane has even hit Florida. If anything it seems considerably safer now. Unfortunately this might be a case of believing hype over reality.
Didn't you see in their post that the Hurricanes are all due to Climate Change in the last 20 years.

Couldn't be that there is 10 times the population in these states and the damage is shown on TV 24/7.
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Old Today, 03:16 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Didn't you see in their post that the Hurricanes are all due to Climate Change in the last 20 years.
That's not what the OP wrote. Hurricanes have always occurred when oceanic/atmospheric conditions were right and they always will while oceans exist. What the OP actually surmised was that climate change probably influences them, not that it causes them! Oh, don't forget to add ocean warming/expansion, glacial and polar ice melt, and resulting sea level rise into the mix! Coastal FL and much of the Eastern seaboard will still be in the crosshairs; the impacts are less melodramatic.
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Old Today, 03:40 PM
 
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Thanks for your nonsensical social/political commentary. I am sure it's useful and relevant in our conversation about hurricanes.
Why I am much obliged to enlighten ya. . Thank ya kindly for being such a delight. Bless your heart
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Old Today, 04:15 PM
 
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Why I am much obliged to enlighten ya. . Thank ya kindly for being such a delight. Bless your heart
And thank you again for your questionable contributions to the topic in attempting to divert it, taking it off-topic into something divisive and political, which would probably have resulted in the thread being locked. Certainly a generous service to the OP and the good people of this forum. And from the number of positive feedback I received, my previous comments to you were indeed met with delight. And you? Not so much.

Clicking on ignore now.
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Old Today, 05:37 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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If an innocent teen being gunned down by George z didn't make ya reconsider retiring there...then by golly you are ripe to be a resident. No sensible person would wish to live where it's a free for all on killings. Florida has some real wIng dinger laws.
That enough is reason to reside elsewhere.
And just this post alone makes me almost giddy with joy at the thought YOU won't be living in Florida.
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Old Today, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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You'll have eight good months of winter there.

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Now that is just ridiculous. What they'll have is 12 months of beauty in Door County Wisconsin.
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