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Old 05-25-2020, 03:45 PM
 
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That link is very helpful, thank you. Chicago, looking at Chanelside Distirct condos.
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:11 PM
 
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But - and I say this with emphasis - when you get "warned" about a potential hurricane a week in advance, people do the panic buying thing for the obvious items as well as plywood. There's this panic mentality of apprehension for the whole time until the storm arrives (or not). So everyone is on edge for 5-7 days prior to the hurricane's arrival - if in fact it does show up - and if not, there's a collective sigh and people go back to the normal daily living.

It's stressful as heck.

RM
Adding to this, during years when there are several high-risk threats, it's easy for "preparation fatigue" and "crying wolf syndrome" to set in. Years 2004 and 2005 were notable for Florida, with not only several hurricane strikes during both years (and obviously in back-to-back seasons), but several more high-risk threats requiring somewhat last-minute preparations that never came to fruition for certain localized areas.

Hurricane Wilma in late October 2005, toward the end of that second season, caught a lot of people in South Florida off-guard for 2 reasons: 1) People had already been sick of preparing over and over again for 2 seasons in a row ("preparation fatigue") with many leading to non-events ("crying wolf syndrome"), and 2) Since the near-term forecast within a day or two of the anticipated strike was was calling for a relatively mild event, many people were already at a point of "throwing up their hands" because of (1), and didn't take the threat as seriously as they may have otherwise...And what ended up happening? The night right before early-morning landfall, it quickly (re)intensified into a Category-3 / Major Hurricane, ravaged the electrical grid of most of the southern peninsula (shutting down most gas stations, supermarkets, traffic intersections, etc for up to at least a few weeks), knocked down countless older, large trees across roads in the entire area, and damaged countless roofs (most people were unprepared for that and did not have large tarps available). The only saving grace for the couple million people who had just lost power for a few weeks was the cold front that pushed through immediately following the storm, bringing temps down to a comfortable level during the immediate aftermath.
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:30 PM
 
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Safety Harbor was on our short list (along with Dunedin and Gulfport). We nixed it ONLY because it is more family-oriented and we are retirees.

Since you are asking about schools, I would think it would be wonderful for your family.
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Old 05-25-2020, 05:02 PM
 
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Read this:

http://www.pinellascounty.org/emerge...zard_Guide.pdf

If you're in an evacuation zone and ordered to evacuate, you go. If not, you're on your own and cannot be expected to receive any sort of assistance or help from local authorities.

Understand that evacuations are ordered well in advance of an oncoming storm, as they have to be done so to give residents a chance to get out of the area. Certain streets and highways are designated as evacuation routes and may very well be turned into one way traffic in all lanes, for example.

You don't say where you're currently located, but it would sound like it's an area without tropical storms or hurricanes. Understand this:

If you live somewhere that has winter storms, you get plenty of advance notice to prepare, maybe a day or two, possibly more. In Florida, you might get a heads up on a potential hurricane a week in advance. Sometimes it can be even longer.

But - and I say this with emphasis - when you get "warned" about a potential hurricane a week in advance, people do the panic buying thing for the obvious items as well as plywood. There's this panic mentality of apprehension for the whole time until the storm arrives (or not). So everyone is on edge for 5-7 days prior to the hurricane's arrival - if in fact it does show up - and if not, there's a collective sigh and people go back to the normal daily living.

It's stressful as heck.

RM
No one alive has yet to see a real cane hit Tampa since the last real cane that hit from onshore was in 1921.

The day is coming soon for a CAT5 with gust to 230mph to make landfall around Tarpon springs and bring a wall of water 32ft high up the bay ray. We have been lucky the last 99 years, and that is gonna run out within 15 years.
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Old 06-18-2020, 07:42 PM
 
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SH is well-managed according to friends and from what I can tell the times that I have visited. Residents are definitely opinionated, which is what you can expect pretty much anywhere I suppose. Being a small town does make it interesting during campaign/election season.

Fairly walkable, but crossing Main Street can be challenging at times. I think it is family-friendly. It is definitely a tourist destination and there's a bar scene there as well.

Unfortunately, some families cannot afford to live there, and being a small town there is limited housing inventory. There has also been quite a bit of condo development there recently.

In general, people are pretty friendly there.
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