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Old Today, 05:04 PM
 
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Florida will still be a retirement destination after Hurricane Dorian. The worst of the hurricane is going to miss the most populated part of the state. Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties will barely be impacted.

Hurricane Andrew in 1992 was quite devastating, and it hit Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, especially Miami-Dade. The population of these three South Florida counties have only increased since 1992.

I think it is silly for large population growth to occur in this hurricane prone area. I also think it is silly for large population growth to occur in the desert of Arizona, which has water issue, and a harsh desert climate. The population growth in Arizona has not helped with climate change, often via the urban heat island effect.

Both states should have put efforts into place to reduce population growth. Retirees are just one part of the population growth equation in both states.
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Old Today, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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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?
Using that kind of logic, Disney World and Universal Studios should move to Kansas.

Good luck with wherever your life leads you! There's lots of nice places in this great country.
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Old Today, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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-hurricanes
-humidity
-sinkholes
-alligators
-palmetto bugs

What's not to like?
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Old Today, 05:49 PM
 
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Door County is beautiful. I grew up in Wisconsin. However, I bet more people are injured and killed in winter driving then some of these natural disasters.
Agreed. We live in Georgia and far enough inland not not be affected much or at all from hurricanes. Do you know what else I don't have to worry about? My kids or anyone else spinning out on icy roads in the winter. And I grew up in Canada
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Old Today, 06:03 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Now, if all you Florida naysayers would each convince a few thousand of your closest friends that Florida really isn't their best go-to retirement or otherwise destination, that'd be great.

There are way too many people moving to Florida, and the unbridled development and overpopulation is ruining the state, in many ways.

So I'm happy to hear when people don't want to move to FL, there ard too many who do.
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Old Today, 06:09 PM
 
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You are aware that a major hurricane(cat 3 or above) has not hit the US in more than 9 years, right? So much for increasingly giant storms.
Hurricane Michael, last year, was a strong Cat 4, if not a Cat 5 when it hit Mexico Beach, FL. I think that is both above a Cat 3 and within the last 9 years.
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Old Today, 06:11 PM
 
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Now, if all you Florida naysayers would each convince a few thousand of your closest friends that Florida really isn't their best go-to retirement or otherwise destination, that'd be great.

There are way too many people moving to Florida, and the unbridled development and overpopulation is ruining the state, in many ways.

So I'm happy to hear when people don't want to move to FL, there ard too many who do.
So agree, Travelassie, that is why I don't argue and debate those who bring up the "negatives" here (as if there aren't negatives everywhere) Would love to see about half the population leave here.
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Old Today, 06:12 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I have been in Florida and the Dominican Republic as hurricanes moved in and saw enough to convince me that I would never live there or buy property there or anywhere with high risk of hurricanes. I lived in tornado country for 65 years and saw one. Tornados can create similar destruction and are more erratic but they tend to last only minutes on the ground and cut a more narrow path than hurricanes.

I retired to a place that has almost no risk of natural disasters. We have a four-season high desert climate with mild seasons and no extremes; no earthquakes to speak of in recent memory; occasional forest fires in the mountains; light snow usually lasts just a few hours on the ground; occasional thunderstorms with brilliant lightning; impressive meteor showers.
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Old Today, 06:12 PM
 
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I am in central New York state.

The only really bad weather comes in winter with sizable amounts of snowfall and very cold temperatures.
I'll take that any day of the week.
I guess anyone who likes Florida is all about getting away from winter, regardless of the relative risk. The few I know just cannot stand northern winters and complain constantly as it comes, as it does every year.
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Old Today, 06:15 PM
 
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Door County is beautiful. I grew up in Wisconsin. However, I bet more people are injured and killed in winter driving then some of these natural disasters.
I have no doubt as to the accuracy of your general statement, but actually, Door County is not that bad -- an average of "only" three motor vehicle deaths per year. I think I'll take my chances, lol!

https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/about...yfatality.aspx
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