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Old 07-25-2015, 01:22 AM
 
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I am really struggling with deciding wether I would be comfortable living with hurricanes In the charleston sc area. I am really scared of losing my special sentimental items. I have never lived near hurricanes before. Has anyone been afraid of living in hurricane areas and then got over it somehow? Please help!
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Old 07-25-2015, 01:36 AM
 
Location: KCMO
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Charleston SC doesn't really get that many hurricanes. Study online hurricane history, and you'll see who gets more hurricane activity. Mostly Florida and the Gulf Coast get the majority of hurricanes. How do I know this? I have lived in SC for ten years now, and lived 13 years on the Gulf of Mexico. MS/LA/FL got the most hurricanes.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:19 AM
 
Location: 30461
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Tropical Cyclone Climatology

Eastern North Carolina, South Florida, and the central Gulf Coast seem to be the hot spots.

The Georgia coast and the first coast of Florida around Jacksonville have the fewest strikes, which explains the low insurance rates in places like Brunswick.

The last major hurricane to impact Charleston directly was Hugo in 1989.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: KCMO
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Weather underground has good information on hurricane and cyclone activity.

Hurricanes & Tropical Cyclones | Weather Underground
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I have lived in a hurricane prone area for almost 20 years now and have never lost anything other than power from a storm. That said, I do not live in a low lying area or right on the coast or with big trees near my house. Stay away from those 3 and you will most likely be fine.
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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The strongest part of a Tropical system is around the Core. So it's like playing the lotto where landfall and that center will go over.

That's not to take away areas away from the center though..

We got hit with Sandy here. Power was out for weeks but my power stayed on with hurricane winds.. No flooding here in particular. The core was in NJ which is where got devastated and the Right side of it like NYC..

Irene devastated Vermont with floods because of the amount of rain with that tropical system and rivers gone wild.

Best point I can make is... It doesn't happen by surprise... you have days/week notice so you can prepare. But there hasn't been a major hurricane hit the U.S in 10yrs now. (NOAA is not counting Sandy as a major hurricane) NOAA: No Major Hurricane Seen in U.S. for Last 10 Years - The Last Resistance

So if you're worried about 1 tiny spot on the map and end up getting hit, you have bad luck.

Move, hurricanes are least of concerns.
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