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Posted: 08/26/20 01:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

During the last hurricanes motels were booked up in our part of southern Tennessee...and likely elsewhere. A lot of people along the coast and everyone headed north needs to make reservations at RV Parks or motels, anywhere near an Interstate and possibly many miles either side of the Interstates ormajor roads.

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A curiosity question. It's an annual thing these hurricanes. Knock my house down or flood it once, ok, I'll rebuild it. Do it on an annual basis and why would anyone want to live there knowing you're going to get your butt kicked over and over.

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Most people live near where they work. Many people like the sun, sand and beach life. Hurricanes don't destroy people's homes every year. In fact people do adapt. They either move or elevate their homes. Most hurricane seasons are just a minor inconvenience kind of like the cold or snow.

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Fisherman wrote:

A curiosity question. It's an annual thing these hurricanes. Knock my house down or flood it once, ok, I'll rebuild it. Do it on an annual basis and why would anyone want to live there knowing you're going to get your butt kicked over and over.
Cousin had a nice beachfront home and very large yard and access to beach. Storms and tide destroyed it twice...and Federally subsidized insurance rebuilt it twice including the furnishings.
In North Carolina, as elsewhere, we looked at some beachfront properties but...if the storms took them out there was no rebuilding allowed and of course no insurance against storm damage.
Prices were cheap if you could get financing.
Most buildings, condos, homes etc are rent properties now, owned by people who may never visit them. The incomes from renting are high and the insurance is a business expense. We subsidize the owners through the insurance.
We thought about buying on the beach when i was still able to work but realized it would be a huge expense for two or thee weeks or even four a year. Most who own do not live there or use them that much after the initial joy? of owning the home on an ocean beach.
We didn't consider renting for profit and our use back then.
Yes. the Owners keep the business cards of their last builder, as they know they will more than likely have to rebuild, and they are any good.

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A curiosity question. It's an annual thing these hurricanes. Knock my house down or flood it once, ok, I'll rebuild it. Do it on an annual basis and why would anyone want to live there knowing you're going to get your butt kicked over and over.


Hurricanes don't hit the same place every year, unlike snow, ice, and freezing cold temperatures for months at a time -- precisely why I left Michigan so many years ago. In your location I'm sure you're very familiar with what I'm saying [emoticon]


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Why is anyone still there.?


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A1ARealtorRick wrote:

Fisherman wrote:

A curiosity question. It's an annual thing these hurricanes. Knock my house down or flood it once, ok, I'll rebuild it. Do it on an annual basis and why would anyone want to live there knowing you're going to get your butt kicked over and over.


Hurricanes don't hit the same place every year, unlike snow, ice, and freezing cold temperatures for months at a time -- precisely why I left Michigan so many years ago. In your location I'm sure you're very familiar with what I'm saying [emoticon]


Neither do tornadoes or earthquakes.

Been "through" several earthquakes in the SoCA region. Although several (Sylmar, Northridge, etc.) caused major damage, none have ever affected me or my homes (knock on wood).

However - I was in the USAF in Wichita Falls, TX -up close and personal- for the 1964 Tornado that went thru Sheppard AFB - and I'll take EQ "dangers" any time.

Of course, I spent 30 years running into burning buildings (and brush areas all over the state) when folks were going the other way. So ya takes your chances and plan ahead to be safe!!

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Ok, thanks for the responses. I would definitely jack up my house.

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Do you suppose there might be people in homes built to withstand a hurricane? Can't speak for LA but Florida requires homes to be built to standards to survive a hurricane. Friend of mine has a home next to the gulf where his first floor is built for storm surge. The upper two floors are built for a hurricane. He survived one a few years ago. Didn't evacuate, just rode out the storm. No damage to his house.


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State of Texas sent two C 130 to Port Arthur to pick up the recalcitrant ones who had not evacuated. They left empty because no one showed up!

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