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Old 09-25-2021, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Merritt Island, Fl
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I've lived in Port St John on the mainland of Cocoa just below Titusville for three years now. Not much to do over here and shopping is at least a 20 minute drive, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are an hour over in Winter Park. As far as hurricanes go, we haven't really had any in the last three years. I think it is because of where Cape Canaveral juts out into the Ocean. It seems to divert the hurricanes from hitting us right here in the Cocoa Beach area. We have watched the last few and once they hit that bump on the coast it seems to throw them out more into the sea. Just my opinion. My husband is convinced that is why NASA chose that spot, because they can't be having hurricanes knocking down their rockets that are on the launching pads. Just a thought. We did evacuate to Cape Coral two years ago when that hurricane hit the Bahamas so bad, and we watched our house on our outside camera, both front an back, and the leaves barely moved during the worst of it. Our electricity never even flickered, much less went off. We felt kind of stupid that we drove four hours to escape it only to have it be a big "nothing burger". I would still evacuate because I am paranoid of hurricanes, and because they can turn nasty fast, but I have lived in florida twice. First time from 1971 to 1982 and this time from 2006 until 2021 and I have yet to have any damage from a hurricane. I lived on the east coast the first time in Coral Springs and in the Cape Coral area on the west coast for ten years then over near Cocoa Beach for the past three, and nothing. just go to a hotel for a few days. You have plenty of time to get out. Especially if you live in Central Florida. I found living on the west coast a lot more scary than living over here in Cocoa. Plus the west coast has the Red Tide which is dangerous to your lungs.
Your husband is right about NASA and the military chose that area after doing storm assessment studies over many years. Storms tend to bounce or move away. Not all, but most.
Evacuating is a personal thing. I always say, do what you feel is comfortable to you. The anxiety of staying for some may be too much. Even if the storm passes, you still were safe leaving. But I get it if you decide to stay too.
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Old 09-28-2021, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Melbourne area
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Your husband is right about NASA and the military chose that area after doing storm assessment studies over many years. Storms tend to bounce or move away. Not all, but most.
True enough. A lot of storms -- like you said, not all, but most -- that approach the east coast of Florida get hooked by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and slide on by. A few of the near-misses have been pretty near lately, though.
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