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Old Yesterday, 12:00 PM
 
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I thought the main two objections to Florida were:

1) The threat of possible hurricanes and all the results which hurricanes cause including flooding.
And the need to evacuate. And just being under the threat and stress of needing to evacuate.
And, for some, the need to stay in shelters which are not desirable. Or to be stuck in hotels or motels during evacuations, and having the stress of needing to evacuate.

2) The heavy humidity and the living with air conditioning so many months of the year.

I thought any remaining complaints about Florida were very much secondary to numbers 1 and 2 above.

And the rising sea levels and flooding which is occurring now at times, but more looking toward the future for those retiring 20 and 30 years from now. (even though Miami or Miami Beach are experiencing rising sea levels and resultant flooding these days)
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Old Yesterday, 02:39 PM
 
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I thought the main two objections to Florida were:

1) The threat of possible hurricanes and all the results which hurricanes cause including flooding.
And the need to evacuate. And just being under the threat and stress of needing to evacuate.
And, for some, the need to stay in shelters which are not desirable. Or to be stuck in hotels or motels during evacuations, and having the stress of needing to evacuate.

2) The heavy humidity and the living with air conditioning so many months of the year.

I thought any remaining complaints about Florida were very much secondary to numbers 1 and 2 above.

And the rising sea levels and flooding which is occurring now at times, but more looking toward the future for those retiring 20 and 30 years from now. (even though Miami or Miami Beach are experiencing rising sea levels and resultant flooding these days)
Yes, and that's perfectly understandable. However, it's the folks who don't realize that Florida is 65,000 square miles, not every hurricane affects every area, not everyone has to evacuate. I admit Irma was an anomaly as it was a Cat-5 and a moving target across the state from east to west.

Also, the folks who say they'd never move here due to alligators. I've been here six years and have never even see one. That said, I don't walk my dogs close to ANY pond.
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Location: Florida/Tennessee
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1.25 million water lizards in Florida... so you can bet they've seen you.
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