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Old Yesterday, 07:40 PM
 
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The hurricane is only one issue. Hot and humid and buggy is way bigger and frequent.
Not to mention New Yawkers.
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Old Yesterday, 07:46 PM
 
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-hurricanes
-humidity
-sinkholes
-alligators
-palmetto bugs

What's not to like?
Don't forget New Yawkers.
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Old Yesterday, 07:55 PM
 
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Los Angeles.
San Diego.
San Francisco.
Quickly turning into 3rd world areas with the homelessness epidemic.
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Old Yesterday, 08:00 PM
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Location: Raleigh-Durham, NC
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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.
Amen! Snowbird season is starting soon, so y'all better get to spreading the word.

#MakeFloridaGreatAgain
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Old Yesterday, 08:34 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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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.
That was my first thought. Then I remembered that Irma was a major when it hit the Keys with 130 mph in 2017 and Harvey also was 130 mph when it came ashore in Texas the same year. I'm not sure where the poster got his facts from about no majors hitting in over 9 years.
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Old Yesterday, 09:32 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I’m waiting for the 11 pm NHC update on Dorian, even though I’m on the Gulf side of Florida. We have been prepared since hurricane season began in June. We were alway prepared for snowstorms and bad weather in NY for 30+ years. It’s what we have always done: hope for the best and prepare for the worst. We were caught unprepared for a frightening river flood in Indiana behind our first house in early spring. That taught us to always be prepared. I’ll let my guard down when Dorian is on its track away from Florida.

The things I like about FL easily outweigh what I don’t. If that scale should tip the other way in the future, I’ll reconsider. I don't see my life in terms of forever, always or never and that includes where I live. I like living in Florida, but I understand it’s not for everyone.

Too many people pick a location and are determined to make it fit unrealistic expectations. The OP is lucky to realize their dream ended before it ever started and can choose another place better suited to them.

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Old Yesterday, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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Are you sure about that statement?
https://dailycaller.com/2017/06/16/i...ded-in-the-us/
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Old Yesterday, 10:19 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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That article is over two years old 06/17
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Old Yesterday, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Poisonous Snakes, alligators, poisonous spiders, and bacterial diseases that donít exist in Maine, for example.
Omitted is the preponderance of insects.
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Old Yesterday, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I lived in Alabama in the 1990s for 3 years, and traveled around the southeast quite a bit with work in that time. I lived far enough inland not to worry about severe hurricane damage and evacuations. I was back in Alabama for a visit in fall 2004, just a couple of weeks after Cat 3-4 Hurricane Ivan hit the Gulf Coast. I visited Gulf Shores and saw the damage first hand, and learned why it is not a good idea to live close to the coastline in that part of the country. It makes a more lasting impression when you see the results of a hurricane first hand, on the ground, compared to seeing it on TV. The TV view is often just a small, narrow view, you don't get the overwhelming scope of the damage.
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