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Old 03-09-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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OK, well i'm considering moving to Naples from Jacksonville in a couple months. I wanted to receive from feedback from residents regarding the hurricanes down there. Living in Jacksonville, I am in a location that is somewhat protected from getting hit. Although Naples is different. Can someone tell me how badly Naples has gotten hit the past few years, and if the building structures can usually withstand them? News stories can only say so much. I'd like to get personal experiences from people who have gone through them. Any feedback would be a HUGE help as this is one of my main concerns with making this move. Thanks!
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Riverview, Home of the Yankees
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Naples got pounded, but nobody died, most homes were intact, and Naples was back on it's feet by Christmas. Most cities that face hurricanes like these take more than a year to recover. All major buildings in Naples stood up to the Wilma because most are new and have been built up to new code.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Hurricanes are TERRIBLE wherever they hit. There is no "norm" for any area. I would suggest that you do some research online - perhaps at The Weather Channel or something along those lines - to see what the most recent weather patterns have been, though that will not be a predictor of the future. It is just so impossible to predict future weather. A hurricane can be anywhere from Category 1 to a Category 5. No one knows what category the next one will be or where it will hit. Naples was hit a few years ago, and it was bad. Hope this helps you, and I'm sorry that I cannot be more informative. There is just no way to generalize natural disasters.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Naples
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There are enough rich people in Naples that they will never have to worry. Money talks.
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Old 03-10-2007, 05:34 AM
 
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LOL, Leaving FL is funny, sad but trues, after Wilma, Naples downtown was back to new in like a day, God forbid those mansions look bad!!! Realy, Wilma was not fun but it is a chance you take. As a previous post said, most building are newer and built to code. Just buy a newer home inland more. You should be fine.....if you can swallow the insurance!!!
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Naples
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It is true, though. There were National Guard troops checking IDs to get on and off Marco Island, in 2005. Obviously no one was going to be able to loot those multi-million dollar homes. Naples was up and running, again, pretty quickly. Meanwhile, Miami and Fort Lauderdale had people lined up for drinking water.
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