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Some Floridians Had Enough!  
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/07/14/hurricane.fatigue.ap/index.html

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User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

I just retuned home from a long vacation on SoBe, and let me tell you, the weather of Florida, and living right by the ocean, is well worth the risk of a few storms a year... IMO anyway. A few storms? or a 9 month fridgid Canadian winter, guaranteed every single year? I'll take my chances in sunny Florida anyday  Smile

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

Loosers.. They walked away from the event with their lives, and they are whining about some property that insurance will replace??? I know it's got to be stressfull to rebuild house after house, but they have a trailer for goodness sakes!!!

User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

My mum was talking to some old fella around Cape Cod when she was on holiday last month, he had to re-build his Florida home twice.
He was now living in a condo - he was so sick of the weather he was looking for a place round the Cape.
I was under the impression that this was part of the course in Florida - why move now?



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Quoting Jamman (Reply 3):
why move now?

Same reason people complain about the airports in their back yards that were there YEARS before they moved there..


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7786 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Quoting Jamman (Reply 3):
I was under the impression that this was part of the course in Florida - why move now?

Last hurricane season, and it appears this season too, has been far more active than usual. The Florida panhandle/Mobile Bay area has been hit by 2 major storms in as many years. Which is somewhat unusual. Of course the guy will move to Cape Cod and settle in later this summer. Only to get hit by a late season hurricane that went up the Atlantic coast. That would be the ultimate irony.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 1):
A few storms? or a 9 month fridgid Canadian winter, guaranteed every single year? I'll take my chances in sunny Florida anyday

Wimpass!  Big grin

You can live there, but, like those who build their homes in SoCal in areas prone to mudslides, people on the beaches where a 'Cane can hit, should not be allowed to get federal assistance to rebuild over and over and over if theyr houses are destroyed. That's happened in SoCal in the past, but it's changing. If you know the risk, you take ALL the risk.

Enjoy your beautiful days on the beach, when we're freezing our asses off up here.  Silly


User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

Its more Miami Ice than Vice in the north during winter I believe  cold 


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User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

Quoting Jamman (Reply 7):
Its more Miami Ice than Vice in the north during winter I believe

If you haven't lived through a Canadian winter, you have no idea! The norhtern US isn't much better, but Canada takes the cake... Once again, gimme Florida and Hurricanes any day of the day!! If I get stressed out over a storm, I'll go work out my frustrations with a vigorous swim in the ocean.. that should take care of it  Wink


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Even if this and last year's hurricane season are more intense than in previous, it doesn't take much intelligence to know that such years could always happen. After all weather doesn't work on schedule, so to say. For that very reason, I would always build a house made of stone, not wood, if I ever make enough money to kiss Germany goodbye  Wink .

User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 8):
If you haven't lived through a Canadian winter, you have no idea!

Yes I like snow, we get a wafer thin layer most Winters and its usually melted by dinner time!

My opinion of snow would probably change if I lived in Northern US/Canada, which I might be doing in years to come, somewhere around lake Erie.
I hear lake effect snow is something that has to be seen to be believed!   

[Edited 2005-07-14 17:15:14]


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User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

Good, then maybe traffic will get a little better around here. The lifestyle of Florida is definately worth the frequent summer showers and yearly (or two or three) hurricanes, in my opinion. Worth leaving Canada for (almost  Wink)

User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Lake effect snow... words you don't want to hear in mid July!

I live in Toronto. Right now, we're sitting at about 32C, it's been beautiful, sunny, hot, and wonderful. Looking around, you'd never guess what this place turns into in a few months time. Although we're relatively protected from lake effect in the downtown, the town I grew up in was in the "snow belt", and by late winter, the "snow banks" at the edge of the streets mounted to over 6 feet high...

Personally, I would love to live in a place where I could enjoy the outdoors year round. It doesn't have to be hot and tropical all the time, but harsh winters that keep you indoors for at least 2 thirds of the year just get over bearing after a while. Especially for someone who loves Patios as much as I do  Smile


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

Florida is alright but it does have its problems. Humidity is my biggest complaint. It is absolutely sweltering outside right now. Hurricanes are a factor, but wouldnt force me to move. I would rather live in Arizona though, no rain, no humidity!

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 13):
I would rather live in Arizona though, no rain, no humidity!

...no topless chicks on the beach  Wink .


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 1):
or a 9 month fridgid Canadian winter

Ha! That's no Canadian winter living in Toronto! I live in the Minneapolis, MN area, and we're colder than Toronto! I hate these winters! I used to live in Spring Hill, Florida, which is just miles north of Tampa. We were smart enough to move inland a few miles, so the beach was just down the road, and we received no damage when the hurricanes came!


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

LOL DL767400ER! Go to Miami Beach. The women are awesome! White, Black, Latino, ect. OMG its an amazing site.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

I'm not surprised. Even if you're not in the path of the storm, it's still a bitch! All the supplies run out, power is out, water is out, streets flooded, etc, etc, etc. Here in TLH we got the most rain in FL from Dennis. Good thing now we seem to be out of Emily's path.

Thanks for the link Hugo.

Stefano  wave 


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 16):
LOL DL767400ER! Go to Miami Beach. The women are awesome! White, Black, Latino, ect. OMG its an amazing site.

Don't really know about that, as last time I was in Miami, I was only 5 years old. But I have seen some awesome chicks (in most cases accompanied by their boyfriends :roll Smile at St. Augustine Beach as well, though obviously not nearly as many as in Miami.


User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

and they are whining about some property that insurance will replace???

While school year is in effect (college), I work for one of the State agencies in FL and we are always asked to volunteer during hurricane season for the FL helpline and the FL emergency ops center. You'd be surprised how many people never get just compensation for their material losses. Hurricane season is always a very sad time of the year when you have to work in the emergency ops ctr.

Stefano  wave 


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

I love living in Wisconsin....seriously! It's -30° F in the winter and 105° F in the summer. There's blizzards, thunderstorms, tornadoes. There's low humidity and high dewpoints. It's a smorgasbord!

Today will be 942° F with dewpoints in the upper 60's. Nice and humid. Hopefully, the heat index will be about 103° F. The UV index is 9. And there's not a breeze to be felt. What a beautiful day!

Mark


User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Today will be 942° F

Better stay inside in the A/C otherwise you'll cook instantly  wink 

Stefano  wave 


User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Once again, gimme Florida and Hurricanes any day of the day!! If I get stressed out over a storm, I'll go work out my frustrations with a vigorous swim in the ocean.. that should take care of it

I second that. I lived in Montreal for 6months, including the winter, and decided to move back to FL.

Stefano  wave 


User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 16):
LOL DL767400ER! Go to Miami Beach. The women are awesome! White, Black, Latino, ect. OMG its an amazing site.

So are the boys!! Watching them play beach volleyball on South Beach... could just spend hours! It's like and Abercrombie catalogue come to life!! Yum!


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13140 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

People are drawn to the shore/beach areas adjacent to oceans and seas, as well as lakes and rivers, and ignore that 'Mother Nature' can change all that in a storm. We need to stop building in the high risk areas with strongly set laws as to planning and zoning, based on well proven envriomental knowlege and to reduce the corruption to our politicans to allow building in high risk areas. Perhaps special and very high tax assessments and much higher property insurance rates to pay for the clean up, rebuilding from such storms should be put into place. I am very fearful of Class 4 or 5 hurricane hitting Florida (like Andrew in 1992) hitting downtown Miami, or Ft. Lauerdale - and it has happend before (in the 1920's). Long running cycles of storms also catch people off guard, and reduce it if they figure that they haven't see such storms for many years, they get complacent. We also have to consider the affects of Global Warming and storm patterns. People have to realize that no place is safe from all risks of nature including Hurricanes, Tornados, Floods, Landslides, or even human risks (pollution, toxic wastes), and should try to reduce such risks to them selves and society in general.

25 MAH4546 : There is nothing to be fearful about. After Hurricane Andrew, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties enacted some of the strictist building cod
26 TedTAce : Yeap they are a bunch of rat bastards!! I thought the Country walk people were scum....Last year there were 1,000's of people in Central Florida with
27 TACAA320 : Does South Florida has nude beaches (as well as sunshine Canada)? Uhmmm ... Just pure curiosity. I will never go to one of them ... If they have one.
28 Post contains links and images MGA : http://funandsun.com/1tocf/beachf/nude.html degenerado...
29 Post contains images TedTAce : Takes one to know one Eh? There is only one beach where you can totally get away with being totally naked, and that's Haulover, near N. Miami Beach.
30 Post contains images Komododx : I didn't know there was a nudist lake beach in TLH! Hugo, If you really want to go to a nude beach go to SoBe... Otherwise I think you'll be dissapoi
31 TACAA320 : "Takes one to know one Eh" [LAST REPLY] Hi Ted. That "degenerado" from MGA hurt to much, but I'm trying to locate with mapquest.com how to get there [
32 Post contains links TedTAce : Haulover: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...ami%20Beach&state=FL&zipcode=33160
33 Post contains images TACAA320 : Thanks Ted, Komodox and MGA for your help. All of you are in my RU list now. I have plans to use my new Canon Rebel XT [unused yet] digital camera alo
34 B744F : What's so special about Florida? let's see, for half the year you get to worry about hurricanes, and sweat from the humidity, while on the west coast
35 Post contains images MGA : Anytime... More of a Sausage factory and a Papaya plantation... MGA
36 Post contains images Komododx : Like wise Where in Florida are you going to be? Could give you some pointers about places where to shoot some nature. Stefano
37 MAH4546 : Haulover is the only nude beach, but all beaches in Miami-Dade County are top optional except for a designated "family area" in the North Shore State
38 OB1504 : Please note, though, that only some parts of Haulover are clothing optional. I can't tell you how many times I've heard of people walking naked onto
39 TedTAce : Whoah woah woah there..... BE VERY VERY VERY careful about this!!!!! You would be right that you can legally take pictures there as it is a public pl
40 TACAA320 : TED Thanks for the advise. Be sure that I don't want to violate the Law in a foreign country [nor in mine]. Nor the rights of others. I know that is i
41 Post contains images MxCtrlr : Well, I'm STILL waiting for my insurance company to decide to do SOMETHING (like pay the damn claim) other than depose me and everyone else involved
42 Mia : If you dont like it LEAVE. That is the problem with non-floridians all they do is bitch about what is natural to our state.
43 Post contains links TedTAce : That's entirely diferent because it's and exhibishonistic atmosphere... any body exposing themselves there and expecting it not to be on the internet
44 Post contains images MxCtrlr : Oh yeah...the WONDERFULLY helpful Florida Department of Financial Services. Is that the same DFS that allowed their own guidelines for how long insur
45 Post contains images Komododx : Cut MxCtrl some slack. Seriously, I can't believe how some people here can still call him a whiner after he posts a picture of his house after the hur
46 TedTAce : Well my wife had a great response (post Andrew) from the state when she had insurance issues, I'm sorry it didn't work out for you.
47 CORULEZ05 : but highs of 110 degrees....I don't think so. I love this state and I have lived here all my life. Yes the hurricanes are annoying but hey, every par
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