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Old Today, 02:58 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
Funny how they have Palm Beach County, Florida (dark blue county near the southern tip of the peninsula) as "very low" risk while being surrounded by "very high" risk counties.
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Old Today, 04:49 AM
 
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And just this post alone makes me almost giddy with joy at the thought YOU won't be living in Florida.

The guy you are responding to, "Nov3" user name, just sent me an insulting DM. Can you believe that? LOL Sending a direct message to my account. Stalker material.
Lots of us told him off. I laughed in my cereal bowl at how strange it was, did you get the same?
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Old Today, 05:34 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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If I lived in florida or any of the hurricane states, I would live in a reinforced concrete Dome house, sitting on telephone poles 12 feet above the ground with 1/4 inch steel shutters.
Don't forget your generator. It will get mighty hot without electricity for up to a week or more....
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Old Today, 05:37 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Ahh... you want San Francisco. Weather is at the beginning of the 11:00 news since its always exactly the same. May daughter lived there and simply canít remember when anything happened because coming from the east, we tend to peg events to the seasons. There are none in SF or Berkeley(which is where she actually lived.

^^That^^! When I lived in NY and NC, it was easier to remember events that happened because of the change of seasons. You may not remember the exact date but you will remember it was winter, or it was spring because the flowers were just blooming. That's much harder to do when the only seasons you have are summer, less summer, hurricane and snowbird.
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Old Today, 05:43 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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I'm in the midst of pre-move planning to relocate to Florida. Inlaws need "adult supervision". If they did what they were supposed to do, and not be stubborn, they left their South Daytona trailer home and are hanging out at a shelter until the hurricane passes. Employment is difficult up here in the northeast once you pass 50, and hopefully I have better luck down south.
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Old Today, 06:47 AM
 
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You'll have eight good months of winter there.
Actually, Door County has only about four months of winter, according to the following:

https://www.wisconline.com/counties/door/climate.html

If anyone has lived there year-round for more than a couple of years and can tell me otherwise, I'm "all ears", lol. Anyway, even if there is more than four months, I would like that better than Alabama or Phoenix type of weather! Again, as has been said over and over again and is SO true, people certainly do like different environments, weather and otherwise!

(Of course, winter can be defined differently, according to preferences, I think. My definition of winter is many consecutive days in which the daily high is not above freezing.)
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Old Today, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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My definition of winter is many consecutive days in which the daily high is not above freezing.)
My definition is any time when I have to run the wood stove equal to or more than every other day.
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Old Today, 07:32 AM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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You mean he'd try to sell his vulnerable little patch of sand, right? Why anyone would build a house on a barrier island is another head scratcher.
Many years ago, I worked in the tire and auto service business in Vero Beach. I used to think it was funny when someone would call up and start the conversation with "This is Bob Jones over in Riomar or John's Island or just 'on the beach'. I want to get my oil changed". They had to let you know that they lived in one of the high $ areas on the barrier island.

Can't say that I remember anyone saying "This is Bill Smith on 33rd avenue".
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Old Today, 07:54 AM
 
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I've lived in Florida growing up and in retirement, 2/3rds of my life on SE and SW FL coasts.
We're selling this year and moving to NC to be near family.
At retirement (we were in mid-Atlantic) we looked at the entire US to decide where to retire and SW Florida fit us and did well for the last 20 years.

We will have no trouble selling our home built above flood stage. People can't wait to move to Florida, it's their dream.

Hurricane Dorian affected family in SE Florida and South Carolina coasts by being on alert to evacuate.
Family in Texas has been affected by hurricanes and tropical storms in past years.
Hurricanes affect a lot of US states but Florida has a huge coastline with a lot of people (who are related to more people) so it makes more headlines.

Few people dream of retiring to Oklahoma or Nebraska or other states without hurricane potential.
Go ahead and stay where you are, Florida will be fine without you.

The National Flood Insurance program is being reformed to require higher floor levels and higher insurance rates for coastal homes. People cannot renovate older homes (add additional space for example) if it's below flood grade. I think allowing mobile RV's (not mobile homes haha) to stay on flood prone beachfront lots makes sense, as long as they are removed August 1st (hurricane season start).

The guy who said he'd walk away and sell his lot if a hurricane knocked his home down was talking sense. 90% of his value is in the lot and yes someone will buy it and build a new higher, stronger home. However most of the older homes are concrete block and they don't blow away, just the roof and everything inside (drywall etc).
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Old Today, 08:11 AM
 
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Don't judge a hurricane or tropical storm by the state you live in. I'm currently in the middle of Dorian, which luckily the brunt of it is offshore, and I've never felt this well informed or this well taken care of. Florida knows how to do hurricanes. With all the hoopla on weather channel, I'd equate this to a New England nor'Easter.
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