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Old 03-31-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Valley of the Sun
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Hurricanes aside, do the folks of Sarasota and environs have any near term concerns re: rising oceans?
Is it perceived as an issue that is so far off into the future it gets short shrift or is the subject dismissed out of hand? Have potential buyers voiced concern?
Thanks to all who respond especially Realtors.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:56 AM
 
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My friends parents lost a home just south of Turtle Beach a few years back due to the tide. That's also a problem area, some say because Midnight Pass does not flow freely. I understand your question is about future tidal changes and the raise in the Earths ocean levels, but it's not a topic of conversation I really hear much discussion about here in Sarasota. It would be interesting to hear others feedback on this issue.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Venice Florida
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I've never had anyone state a concern about sea level rising. People are more concerned about historic flooding issues. On the coast, there is concern about erosion. But again the pace of the coastal erosion is based on historical data not on forecasts of a rise in sea level.

In all the discussion on sea level rise I see a lot of talk about models, I have not been able to find any set of data showing a measurement of sea level graphed over time.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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As long as insurers will insure a home people won't worry. Yes, insurance has gotten much more expensive and that comes into play when deciding where to buy. Has it stopped someone who wants to live near/on the beach? No.

The biggest change (I think) is what you have to do now when building a new home. Must be elevated above floodplain, etc. The newest homes I see near water are basically being built one story up and leaving the ground floor to garage/parking, non-living space.

Nothing has happened to drastically change the shoreline so I don't expect people will all be moving 5 miles inland anytime soon.

Having said that, when we moved we did not choose to live directly on the bay/gulf, we chose a canal connected to the bay. It just seemed a little more protected.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: WI
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If your talking global warming making the oceans rise, I say its bunk
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