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Old 11-28-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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With the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season officially set to expire Friday, most of the rest of the U.S. coastline has ended up lucky as well. Though 14 named storms formed, only five strengthened into hurricanes. And of those, only one reached U.S. territory: Category 1 Humberto, which slogged ashore near High Island, Texas, on Sept. 13, flooding streets and causing power outages.


Though delighted that no roofs were blown off here, Florida's emergency managers worry that such a relatively uneventful storm season may have a downside: increased complacency. After two back-to-back years with no hurricanes, they fear area residents might be lulled into a false sense of security — and ignore future storm forecasts and warnings.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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The same thing happened after hurricane Andrew. People forget as soon as the hurricane damage is erased. There is a high turnover of Florida residents in some areas. I think that 2006 and 2007 are normal years, and 1992, 2004 and 2005 were rare events. The hurricane threat has been grossly overblown, you have a statistically low chance of being a victim of one. But like life in general, it is stupid to not be prepared. Nodody would walk through a high crime neighborhood showing handfulls of cash or valuables, and it is just as dangerous to ignore the threat of hurricanes. While the comming year may be calm, and years after, sooner or later a big one WILL come. History will be repeated.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:16 PM
 
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Just when I start to get that false sense of security I get a big dose of reality - my insurance bill
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Lightbulb Hurricane forecasters and insurers didn't live up to expectations.

Hurricane forecasters got it wrong; property insurers again wronged their policyholders.


Hurricane forecasters and insurers didn't live up to expectations. -- OrlandoSentinel.com
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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Yeah and these moron weather people were saying what a bad year for hurricanes this was gonna be. I was so happy it wasnt because it gave these tools very little to yap about on TV.
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