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View Poll Results: Will you stay if the state gets hit by regualr storms?
Yes 10 41.67%
Yes, Unless I personally get hit 3 12.50%
No 7 29.17%
Maybe 4 16.67%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-06-2007, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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If we get hit regularly for the next few years by a decent size storm, say cat3+, will you stay?
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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right now, im trying to decide to stay or go. this season will be a deciding factor...
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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We discussed this on the thread The big one", see below. I'm not leaving the state, will evacuate as required and HOI will replace my home....

I will agree that our government must do more for the tax payers, but we tax payers should listen and follow directions. Hurricanes are not a surprise, we have sufficient warning to make and take decisions on what to do prior to a hurricane approach land. Lost of life is a personal carelessness of the individual and at times the local/federal government.

Hurricanes are not an attraction is a natural phenomenon that will destroy everything on the path. So what you do? You move away from the path. I have experienced volcanoes in Iceland, mudslides in Utah, earthquakes in Panama, tornados in Texas, sand storms in Saudi Arabia (Al’s Garage), blizzards in North Dakota and Canada (negative -82 ambient temperature) hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida (stationed @ Homestead AFB) and Texas. The one that scared me the most was the blizzards of North Dakota.

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Old 06-06-2007, 11:25 AM
 
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I think it is a bit silly for people to suddenly get up in arms about hurricanes. It is Florida, a penninsula that sticks out into warm ocean waters. Hurricanes are a fact of life, you knew that before 2004 and you know that now. It isn't like in 2007 people are suddenly fleeing tornado alley because there are (shock!) tornadoes there.

I no longer live in Florida but if I were still there and wanted to stay, a hurricane wouldn't drive me out. Natural disasters happen, and I agree with sunrico: respect mother nature, be prepared, and heed all warnings that you get from the Nat'l Weather Service DAYS in advance of the storm.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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its not the hurricanes so much that would drive me out. as stated, you can evacuate. its the fact that insurance will continue to go up after each and every one. THAT can force someone to move if nothing else!


unless your rich, and im not



YET!
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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its not the hurricanes so much that would drive me out. as stated, you can evacuate. its the fact that insurance will continue to go up after each and every one. THAT can force someone to move if nothing else!
unless your rich, and im not
YET!
Your comment is true, but we must evaluate other locations and the natural disasters that take place around the country is very large. I have visited many of the 50 states and each one has an OMEN that hit either yearly or on a cyclical critiria. I had the opportunity to evacuate and be part of the EOC team during Andrew for the USAF team....still we got worst places and we can plan around a hurricane.....

I have experienced volcanoes in Iceland, mudslides in Utah, earthquakes in Panama, tornados in Texas, sand storms in Saudi Arabia (Al’s Garage), blizzards in North Dakota and Canada (negative -82 ambient temperature) hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida (stationed @ Homestead AFB) and Texas. The one that scared me the most was the blizzards of North Dakota.
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Old 07-04-2007, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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anyone see the report in Florida Trend?

an interesting note, cause of the insane deal the legislature made to provide re-insurance, if Florida gets hit with a big hurricane in the next few years everyone in Florida will be required to pay up to help the insurance companies

it could be thousands PER PERSON whether you own a home or not!
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