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Old 01-01-2016, 05:52 AM
 
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I want to move to Tampa and I wondered, do you hunker down or bail out of town for a while, what is you're plan for when these hit?
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Old 01-01-2016, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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The last major hurricane in Tampa Bay was 1921.
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Old 01-01-2016, 06:14 AM
 
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We haven't had a hurricane hit in years, yet alone a major one. Unless it is major, or you live in a flood zone, most people just ride it out. It is exciting, actually. What is good is you have time to get prepared before the hurricane gets to you. I would rather this than live in California when you never know when an earthquake will hit at any time.
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Old 01-01-2016, 06:26 AM
 
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nothing as they never hit.
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:06 AM
 
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Depends on the size of it. Anything not considered a major hurricane, we ride out at home. If it's a major one (which we haven't had since I've been here), I'd probably want to evacuate ... particularly if it was like Katrina. I've lived here for the majority of my life, and we've yet to encounter anything bigger than a cat 3. In 2004, we got hit with several storms in a row. I remember riding one of them out at home (Charley, I think) - we lost a few oak trees in our yard. The wind was so intense that night ... we thought the roof was going to peel off!

We had a pretty crazy tropical storm a few years back, and we actually went to the beach to watch the waves roll in. It was amazing! Unless they are major storms, locals don't normally evacuate.
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Land O' Lakes, FL
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I want to move to Tampa and I wondered, do you hunker down or bail out of town for a while, what is you're plan for when these hit?
Thought you weren't moving here because of the unfriendly people ?

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Old 01-01-2016, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Drink! ��
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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That's a bit like asking residents of DC what they do when the British attack the city. It hasn't happened since any of us were alive.

Most people will ride it out no matter how major.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY -> Pinellas County, FL -> Dutchess County, NY -> Denver?
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I drive back to NY then get get hit with taxes, tolls and everything else.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:23 AM
 
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I want to move to Tampa and I wondered, do you hunker down or bail out of town for a while, what is you're plan for when these hit?
Tampa isnt a place that gets many hurricanes but it is possible, using common sense can go a long way in insuring your safety, much in the way of preparedness on Google, heres the first one i saw that gives you the basic ideas of that preparedness.=
http://goflorida.about.com/od/florid...icane_safe.htm

Of course for some hurricane preparedness consists solely of buying an extra few cases of beer and extra meat and fuel for the BBQ.
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