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KellyGa    Posted 08-16-2004 at 07:35:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just wanted to say I am so relieved that everyone is okay. I worried about all you folks in Florida. God Bless and Take care. :)

screaminghollow    Posted 08-16-2004 at 09:12:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am sorry to hear that so many died and there is so much destruction. On the other hand, I have to wonder about folks who voluntarily move into dangerous zones. For instance, the folks nearby who build fancy homes along the Susquehanna River, only to have them damged & destroyed by winter ice flows every ten or fifteen years. Or those folks who build in fancy developments in flood plains or along eroding beaches. I realize that sometimes the "once in a century" storm occurs, but living in Hurricane alley in a less than storm worthy home on low lands seems a bit suicidal to me. Then not to leave for a shelter? Geesh! When I lived in Miami for three years, there were some rather strict building codes to minimize damage from storms. I guess they didn't have that in SW Florida.
I am not really heartless, everybody has to live somewhere. I just wonder why some folks choose what they do. Like the folks who live on a flood plain and get flooded every four or five years and have to replace their home and possessions every fifteen years. Why?

rhouston    Posted 08-16-2004 at 13:55:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
most of the homes on the coast and other flood prone areas are insured by the Federal Government. We the tax payers are the fools. I'd build a huge house on the coast too if I had known the feds would pay for it every time it was wiped from the earth. sounds profitable to me.

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