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Old 03-17-2012, 12:26 PM   #21
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If you are worried about leaving a house in a flood plain to your heirs -- rent.
Yep -- or if you're worried about how to pay the homeowners insurance, for that matter (yes, I know, that cost is "baked into" the rent, but...)
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:27 PM   #22
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The last article I saw was a 3 foot rise in high tide level by 2100. So an extra 3 feet should keep you pretty safe. My wife said the humidity was a great wrinkle remover.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:48 PM   #23
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I now live in a costal area and have visited here for almost 40 years. Though sea levels have risen a few (silly?) millimeters in that time, the big effect I've actually seen is the (natural) ebb and flow of beaches. Beaches which used to be relatively large are almost gone and others which were small have grown. My point is that natural forces and cycles are probably much more of an issue to costal residents than is "global warming" or "climate change" or whatever the greenies have settled upon (this year). Back in the early '70s, it was the looming "ice age", so "name your poison". Personally, I think we'll all be gone before it's an issue that is completely clear, including its cause(s). Don't get me wrong. I believe in conservation and good stewardship of the aina. I just don't believe in turning all our decisions over to gummint to make for us because someone cried "wolf!" or "GW!".

Bill, I do believe the best advice I've heard today is to "rent" for a while and see if you like it first. And remember (especially in Florida): YMMV and if the gators don't getcha, the skeeters will.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:16 PM   #24
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Bill, I do believe the best advice I've heard today is to "rent" for a while and see if you like it first. And remember (especially in Florida): YMMV and if the gators don't getcha, the skeeters will.
When I lived in New Jersey we had bug zappers going constantly but since I have moved to Florida I have yet to see a mosquito and I live on the Bay .
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There is always some boogie man out there that will be trying to get you. If it isn't global warming and the oceans rising, it's hurricanes. I've been down here in Florida since 1990. Started out in Ft. Myers two years after I retired. Since that time I've seen, been through or experienced only two hurricanes. Andrew and I believe it's was Wilma later in the nineties. I don't even remember the years. We've grown accustomed to the warnings, threats and actual experience. If you are not right on the beach, no worries. Relax and enjoy life. Venice is a great area. Still a little country. I'd opt for that location in a heartbeat.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:22 PM   #26
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Well, according to climatecentral.org there's a 1 in 6 chance that sea levels will rise by 10' by 2070 which, if you look at Venice, FL, pretty much wipes out most of the town. So there you go, nothing to worry about... unless you're 25.
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Well, according to climatecentral.org there's a 1 in 6 chance that sea levels will rise by 10' by 2070 which, if you look at Venice, FL, pretty much wipes out most of the town. So there you go, nothing to worry about... unless you're 25.
That's an 83% chance that it won't.
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I'm going to buy a few AR-15s and ammo, cause once all those coastal dwellers move inland and start looting, I need to be prepared
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