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Florida's Battening Down the Hatches


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My relatives in Fort Myers have evacuated to the Atlantic coast.

 

Their house is on a canal system, and to my eye sits only about 3 feet above water level. Maybe a little more, it's been awhile since we visited.

 

I've been actively assessing the states with the lowest risk of climate change disasters as a potential "final move." Although my state is in the top 10 most risky, my specific location is sorta, kinda, mostly, pretty secure, compared to the 11 million people living in forest fire regions. I would already have moved, but the Better Half is much slower to consider radical changes.

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7 minutes ago, RealMarkDeneen said:

Their house is on a canal system, and to my eye sits only about 3 feet above water level.

Jeez ... storm surge expected at about NINE feet :( Glad they are out of there :) 

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…or heat waves, drought, or flooding. Loss of habitat will drive climate migration. Can’t live where you can’t breathe, grow food, or float a home. Need plenty of clean drinking water too - so a massive aquifer to support a large region. 

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5 hours ago, Emile said:

Have seen reports of 158mph which makes it a Cat 5 storm ... and the strongest to ever hit Florida's Gulf Coast :( 

 

Can't remember the name of the hurricane but in the early 90's there was one that ripped Homestead, FL apart; thought it was a Cat 4 or maybe 5. I kept hearing DeSantis saying there's never been a Cat 5 there, and thought he was mistaken. 

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