While I've only been in Florida for about four months, two hurricanes have definitely caught my attention. It so happens that I'll be in DC for a conference when Ivan is scheduled to pay a call. If my place is still standing when I get back, I guess I can stick around. If the apartment complex is flattened, then my options become both wider and easier to take!
Of course, given the current route of the storm, I may have trouble getting back here come next Wednesday...
After what Charley did it Punta Gorda, real estate should be pretty cheap. Of course construction costs--with the inevitable, new hurricane-proof construction standards--may push costs up considerably.
I FIND IT ODD THAT PLACES THAT NOT-INFREQUENTLY GET HIT BY HURRICANES (FL,AL,LA,MS,GA,SC,ETC.) DON'T HAVE HURRICANE SHUTTERS AND OTHER PROTECTIVE MEASURES. WHEN I WAS STATIONED ON OKINAWA AND AT GUAM, THAT WAS STANDARD. I HAVE LIVED IN FL,GA,SC,TX(PLUS OTHER STATES) AND HAD TO GO OUT FOR WINDOW BOARDS AND HOPE FOR THE BEST, USUALLY LUCKY!
Posts: 15 | Location: Atlanta,GA | Registered: September 14, 2004