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Old 11-09-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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Have hurricanes prevented people from moving to Florida ? It looks like a beautiful place to live but Iam really worried about hurricanes....How do you deal with the fear from them? Are you ever worried? Thanks
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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For every one who was discouraged there are 100 falling over eachother to move to the land of lowered expectations
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Doral/Miami
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I moved here not long ago and it was the last 2 feet of snow in NY that made me decide to come lol.
Hurricane didnt phase me. I have family here none ever suffered due to a hurricane ofcourse minor stuff and lack of electricity (but they have generators) overall nothing to complain about.
I bought a generator glad I didnt have to use it lol . When things get better in housing market plan to sell and go back to NY snow or no snow
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Doral/Miami
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Have hurricanes prevented people from moving to Florida ? It looks like a beautiful place to live but Iam really worried about hurricanes....How do you deal with the fear from them? Are you ever worried? Thanks
lots great generators and hurricanes that inflict damage seem rare. I have only lived here 1 hurricane season but have family here and hurricanes are not an issue for them.
Dont let that discourage you .
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Have hurricanes prevented people from moving to Florida ? It looks like a beautiful place to live but Iam really worried about hurricanes....How do you deal with the fear from them? Are you ever worried? Thanks
I'm sure that for many families that was the primary reason not to relocate to the state.

How do you deal with the fear? We should have no fear, just understand that hurricanes are a natural condition that might happen, so far we are doing good...and you MUST BE PREPARE to make/take decisions if one is coming your way. I have lived in the state for almost 16 years and experienced Andrew in 1992. They give you plenty of warning so if you have insurance, and know your risk and can live with it...you don't worry.

Please remember we have natural disaster all over our nation, so understanding risk and having a plan is crucial... Read the other threads in this forum that talk about your question...
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I hope it does stop some people from moving here at least until the state can do some catch up.

For me personally I was frightened out of my mind of the hurricanes, I think mainly because I had NEVER been through one. After going through the hurricane season of 2004, I feel I can deal with it pretty well now.

For me personally the secret to heading off the fear and anxiety is to do things to make you feel more prepared. Make a check list, keep hurricane supplies in a certain place, get it all together. The action of going through these almost rituals takes my mind off what is about too happen and I don't have the time to worry.

I always get a chuckle out of hearing what the weather is in other places. A friend sent me a picture of her little culdesac covered in snow in Oregon AND told me how they just had to spend all this money on snow tires. I had forgotten they even existed if you want to know the truth. Its been 80 degrees here daily, I can't even imagine what it would feel like to have snow on the ground.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Ill take a hurricane (class 3 or under) any day compared to a Tornado,earthquake,total fire wipe-out(Calif),nor easter any day.

You can always get out of a way with hurricanes and you have plenty of time to do it.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:01 AM
 
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I live in South East Florida for 18 years. Was hit by Andrew, and then the fun 2004 and 2005 season (with Wilma knocking out our power, phones, and water for a few days). We have thankfully never sustained any home damage. Its definitely scary when it happens, but thankfully we've all been fine.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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My guess is that hurricanes have scared many people away from Florida, and the fallout from those hurricanes (such as skyrocketing insurance rates) have discouraged others.

If you do move here, start preparing and planning for a hurricane long before one threatens. It's kind of like having a fund for emergencies -- with any luck, you'll never need it, but it's good to know you're prepared.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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what is the safest places in floridia to live were hurricanes dont hit so often and low crime area?
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