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Old 04-28-2021, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Tehachapi, CA
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Good afternoon,

How much did/would the hurricanes impact your decision to move to Brevard County? Currently living in CA with one daughter in Indialantic and one in West Melbourne.

Thank you,

Reddog53
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Old 04-28-2021, 05:41 PM
 
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Good afternoon,

How much did/would the hurricanes impact your decision to move to Brevard County? Currently living in CA with one daughter in Indialantic and one in West Melbourne.

Thank you,

Reddog53
zero, everywhere has weather issues (hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, etc.). Everything else about the area you live in needs to make up for it. IMO, the Space Coast does and then some.
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Merritt Island, Fl
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Minimal if any at all. I know Hurrcanes will always be a threat at some point. The houses here are generally built to withstand them and the occasional inconvenience of preparing or evacuating is just part of deal of living where the weather is great nearly the rest of the time.
Florida is not for everyone to be sure. There is some heat and humidity, hurricanes (seasonally), potential for flooding, lots of insects, an occasional gator, lower wages if you need to work, but the rest as SuiteLiving indicated above, makes up for it for most.
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Old 04-29-2021, 06:34 AM
 
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If it's safe enough for NASA, it's safe enough for me. We looked all over FL for the perfect place to retire and chose Cocoa Beach. I've got 3 more years before the move is permanent, but in the meantime, we bought a condo and use it for a vacation home. In fact, my retired husband is down there now while I'm stuck up here going to work every day. Our son and I are flying down next week for 2 glorious weeks away from the dreary skies of Pittsburgh!
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Old 04-29-2021, 11:38 AM
 
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Good afternoon,

How much did/would the hurricanes impact your decision to move to Brevard County? Currently living in CA with one daughter in Indialantic and one in West Melbourne.

Thank you,

Reddog53
Why not ask your daughters?
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Old 04-29-2021, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Tehachapi, CA
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Default Ask My Daughters...

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Why not ask your daughters?
Of course, I have asked my daughters since they live there. I was looking for objective answers, as they would have me already there.

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Reddog53
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Old 04-29-2021, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Tehachapi, CA
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Default Cocoa Beach

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If it's safe enough for NASA, it's safe enough for me. We looked all over FL for the perfect place to retire and chose Cocoa Beach. I've got 3 more years before the move is permanent, but in the meantime, we bought a condo and use it for a vacation home. In fact, my retired husband is down there now while I'm stuck up here going to work every day. Our son and I are flying down next week for 2 glorious weeks away from the dreary skies of Pittsburgh!
Our stories are quite similar. Both my husband and I work/worked for NASA Armstrong and my husband has worked at the Cape. I retired April 2020 mid-Covid and my husband will retire in December 2022. We have rentals in CA that are muddying the waters, but we are about 80% on moving to Florida. I am more concerned about hurricanes than he, he is more concerned about noisy neighbors...lol. I just returned from a wonderful 3 weeks there with my daughters. The trip was filled with a years-worth of laughter, seafood, shelling trips to Sanibel and 10k Islands, yummy seafood , and snorkeling with my grandson. I don't think that you can beat that. Enjoy your time in Cocoa Beach!

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Reddog53
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Old 09-19-2021, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Tehachapi, CA
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Good morning,

Looks like the hurricanes have missed the east coast of Florida the last two years. Fires and drought are burning up California for the last two years.
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Treasure/Space coast.
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Life is too short, get the hell over here now before California falls off the coast !!!!
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Old 09-25-2021, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Cocoa, 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.

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