Hurricane Ian

Ugly1

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How can a hurricane be so selective? Or were the now non-existent houses just built poorly?
Andrew changed all the building codes. Anything pre Andrew is asking for it.Fla. Has a list of areas (A,B,C…) for who gets evacuated first and height of land. Mobile homes and coastal is “A”. I tell people all the time that if you are looking at moving there “ Here is what you look at first for area.it’s right in the front of the phone book.
 
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airboatgreg

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From an insurance adjuster point of view it is bad. I feel for the people who have damage.
 
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Built6spdMCSS

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I'm hearing reports of 155 mph winds. That's pretty significate.
That's high Cat 4, Cat 5 is 157mph+. Hours of this.

Tornadoes spin over 200mph+. Just for 45 seconds or so.

Pick your poison.

How can a hurricane be so selective? Or were the now non-existent houses just built poorly?
Storm surge will take what it wants. That's a lot of moving water.
 
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Supercharged111

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That's high Cat 4, Cat 5 is 157mph+. Hours of this.

Tornadoes spin over 200mph+. Just for 45 seconds or so.

Pick your poison.


Storm surge will take what it wants. That's a lot of moving water.

I was just thinking wind, water never crossed my mind. That's going to be a decent number of misplaced people.
 
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SS_Malibu

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From an insurance adjuster point of view it is bad. I feel for the people who have damage.
I was living in Nashville in '07 when they had the big flood there and most people didn't even have flood insurance. It was one of those 100 year flood situations. They lost everything.
 
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86LK

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I was living in Nashville in '07 when they had the big flood there and most people didn't even have flood insurance. It was one of those 100 year flood situations. They lost everything.
a lot of places across the country are finding out that "100 year flood plains" are not really that anymore. based on incorrect original surveys, engineering changes to the land, and climate change, they're really more of a 30yr flood plain.

"...a recent investigation by the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General revealed that 58% of all FEMA flood maps are considered inaccurate or out-of-date."

 
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CopperNick

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Find the highest ground you can and dig down into it a story or two. Use mil spec concrete with extensive amounts of rebar and mesh to re-enforce it. Build the flimsiest house you can out of particle board and sheetmetal studs. Why? The sub-basement is where you will be when the tsunami hits. The house can blow away, gigo, Everything of value should be down in the bunker because that is what you have built. Don't forget to include a cistern for fresh water and one of those waterless porta-potty's that incinerate the poo. Would likely work for tornadoes as well.

As for Florida, interesting place to visit, would not want to live there. Why? No real high ground. Any significant rise in the water levels globally and the shoreline for the state will end up starting on the border with South Carolina and Georgia.
 
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abbey castro

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So, when does the 100yr flood start? It may have been at 99yrs and 11 months! I feel sorry for those that lost everything of importance and those who didn't have insurance of any type. Some insurance companies will not be able to handle the multi million-dollar payouts and just leave FL. many insurance companies will not insure homes in FL.
 
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08Malibu

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Spoke to my dad today, he lives in Northport. His house was destroyed. A tree uprooted and that took out an added on room. Skylight in the kitchen let go, then the wind wrecked the rest of the roof. Carport came down next, luckily no cars were under it.
 
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Ugly1

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Find the highest ground you can and dig down into it a story or two. Use mil spec concrete with extensive amounts of rebar and mesh to re-enforce it. Build the flimsiest house you can out of particle board and sheetmetal studs. Why? The sub-basement is where you will be when the tsunami hits. The house can blow away, gigo, Everything of value should be down in the bunker because that is what you have built. Don't forget to include a cistern for fresh water and one of those waterless porta-potty's that incinerate the poo. Would likely work for tornadoes as well.

As for Florida, interesting place to visit, would not want to live there. Why? No real high ground. Any significant rise in the water levels globally and the shoreline for the state will end up starting on the border with South Carolina and Georgia.
If you move into an area know what to expect! If you build your own place (or get one built) know what is going on with the building. Short cuts by builders trying to short cut and make more money will catch you every time.
I like your thinking!
 

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