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Old 02-02-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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I currently reside in new york state. Was thinking to move to texas for the lower cost of living and just a change after being in new york my whole life. I wanted to be close to the beach so i had looked into moving to Corpus Christi. But then i looked into the natural disaster aspects and now i am not so sure. Does anyone currently live in corpus? If so how often over the years would u say the area was badly affected by a natural disaster? Is it worth it buying a home in that location? Can you suggest any other cities near the water that i could safely purchase a home without having to worry about it being totally destroyed if corpus is too much of a risk?
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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There is a Corpus Christi forum where you may find first hand experience.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:38 AM
 
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Corpus rarely has big storm damage since it is protected by a natural bay, CC Bay.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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Do you live in corpus? Would you say buying a house there is safe?
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:53 AM
 
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Major hurricane damage in 1970 (1/3 of houses destroyed or badly damaged) and some in 1983.

pretty rare
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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Default Vague question?

You want assurances of living on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico safely? Try New Orleans.

It looks as though the best we can do is.... You most probably would be alright moving to Corpus. Unless they order you to evacuate,then it might not have been such a good idea to begin with after all.
Move here to San Antonio, I would say you would find we have the same climate without the hangovers.
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I currently reside in new york state. Was thinking to move to texas for the lower cost of living and just a change after being in new york my whole life. I wanted to be close to the beach so i had looked into moving to Corpus Christi. But then i looked into the natural disaster aspects and now i am not so sure. Does anyone currently live in corpus? If so how often over the years would u say the area was badly affected by a natural disaster? Is it worth it buying a home in that location? Can you suggest any other cities near the water that i could safely purchase a home without having to worry about it being totally destroyed if corpus is too much of a risk?
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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New York City has been hit by more hurricanes in the last 50 years than Corpus Christi has. Most Gulf storms curve up and hit between Houston and Pensacola. The Yucatan peninsula creates a shielding effect that channels most big storms north. That being said it's the largest city actually on the Gulf but most of the housing is built at higher elevations and evacuations are a well organized and planned for thing. Tornados are rare but happen, earthquakes and blizzards never happen. All in all it's pretty safe because the one potential big disaster you can see coming. Celia took out most of the badly built homes and modern windstorm construction standards were developed in the aftermath of that storm in the rebuilding process. Basically buy insurance, buy a home at higher elevation, evacuate when told, and you will be fine.
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:32 PM
 
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Major hurricane damage in 1970 (1/3 of houses destroyed or badly damaged) and some in 1983.
pretty rare
hmm - I don't think it was that bad; I was there (lived in Corpus 24 years); our little '50's home just had some roof (shingles) damage (2 miles from the bay). Main thing with Hurricanes is to just be 2+ miles away from the coast, and not in low-lying area.

It's not the 'big' natural disasters to worry about here; it's the constant 99% humidity, mosquitoes, and racial politics that will grate on you (drove me out anyway!) Fun place to visit, but glad I don't live there fulltime anymore!
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