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2022-11-12 8:34:16 AM  
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2022-11-12 8:47:12 AM  
"Everything happened very fast with this one," he said. "But we're going to rebuild, we've got this."

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2022-11-12 9:37:28 AM  
Water is wet. Water is where your house was.
 
2022-11-12 9:51:43 AM  
Separate video shows the county's beach safety office collapsing into the rising water.

"I propose we change the name to 'Tide Safety Office' and seek a sponsorship from Proctor and Gamble."
 
2022-11-12 10:34:32 AM  
Get used to it I guess. Maybe 1/3 of the state will be underwater in 30 years.
 
2022-11-12 11:08:48 AM  
They will insist climate change is still a scam against the poor mistreated oil industry.
 
2022-11-12 12:29:24 PM  
How long until DeSantis asks for the damage to be subsidized by those blue states he hates so much?
 
2022-11-12 12:30:03 PM  
"Wilbur-By-The-Sea"

:-|  stop making up names of stuff
 
2022-11-12 12:30:05 PM  
What is it that they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?
 
2022-11-12 12:30:43 PM  
I was told that sand is very stable to build on
 
2022-11-12 12:30:54 PM  
FTA: The mother of four children said many of her neighbor's homes were not damaged by Hurricane Ian but they were hit hard by Nicole, making it difficult for the community to prepare for such storms.
"I think this caught a lot of people off guard," she said. "How do you prepare for this? People can't prepare for it."


People can prepare for this.  Don't live on the coast in Florida.  Problem solved.
 
2022-11-12 12:31:25 PM  

Kubo: How long until DeSantis asks for the damage to be subsidized by those blue states he hates so much?


Oh he won't ask for help. He'll force them to help.
 
2022-11-12 12:34:40 PM  

gameshowhost: "Wilbur-By-The-Sea"


They shoulda listened to the building consultant who voted 'Nay' before they stated construction

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2022-11-12 12:34:49 PM  
This year its a few houses being washed away. How long until the first entire city is washed away?

/good luck with that, Florida Man
 
2022-11-12 12:39:17 PM  

Glitchwerks: FTA: The mother of four children said many of her neighbor's homes were not damaged by Hurricane Ian but they were hit hard by Nicole, making it difficult for the community to prepare for such storms.
"I think this caught a lot of people off guard," she said. "How do you prepare for this? People can't prepare for it."

People can prepare for this.  Don't live on the coast in Florida.  Problem solved.


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2022-11-12 12:39:21 PM  

Glitchwerks: FTA: The mother of four children said many of her neighbor's homes were not damaged by Hurricane Ian but they were hit hard by Nicole, making it difficult for the community to prepare for such storms.
"I think this caught a lot of people off guard," she said. "How do you prepare for this? People can't prepare for it."

People can prepare for this.  Don't live on the coast in Florida.  Problem solved.


What she meant was "People can't prepare for it in ways we're willing to prepare."
 
2022-11-12 12:39:25 PM  

gameshowhost: "Wilbur-By-The-Sea"

:-|  stop making up names of stuff


"

Wilbur-By-The-Sea" to change it's name to "Wilbur-Bay".
 
2022-11-12 12:41:38 PM  

gameshowhost: "Wilbur-By-The-Sea"

:-|  stop making up names of stuff



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/The man is yelling at his horse
 
2022-11-12 12:42:05 PM  
Florida: *rolls eyes at idiom, builds houses on sand*
Nicole: *eats the rich*
 
2022-11-12 12:43:00 PM  
Did I ever tell you about my sister who bought a retirement home in the Keys less than ten years ago, and has already had it completely rebuilt?
She doesn't hang out there during hurricane season. She leaves her Dream Retirement home and goes somewhere else. She shouldn't have to put up with weather. And if her house gets destroyed here, she's going to be SO MAD that nobody ever did anything about climate change so that the Keys wouldn't go underwater, even though she knew about all that before she bought the house. She's very woke, and now has a full list of people to blame for this disaster, even though she did spend 30 years living to the hilt and then bought a house in one of the most endangered areas in the US.

My sister is a terrible person, much like many of the people on Fark, and with my sister, I knew it long before the home-in-the-Keys decision.  She's about as empathetic as a snake.  She acts just like you all.
 
2022-11-12 12:43:00 PM  
Well thank god that Ron DeSantis and the GQP, who control nearly all of FL's government, has spent the last 3 years working hard to fix the imploding insurance market there.  Lucky he did that instead of, I don't know, banning books, destroying education, and yelling at kids about wearing masks.

Oh wait....
 
2022-11-12 12:43:58 PM  
When we moved there a few years ago we purposely chose an area that was inland, away from open bodies of water, with a high elevation. We moved there a few months after Michael hit the panhandle and did not experience any direct hits in the 2.5 years we lived there though Dorian was on-track to head right for us before turning back out to sea.  We leave and the storms come.

/ when we left last year there were still houses / roofs that hadn't been repaired from storms prior to 2018.
 
2022-11-12 12:44:14 PM  
How much sympathy should anyone have when they have to pay for problems they are 100% responsible for? Like worshipping trump and stopping all responses to climate change. F*ck them, I hope they suffer and die.
 
2022-11-12 12:44:28 PM  
Coincidentally, I dated a woman named Nicole. She was also a homewrecker.
 
2022-11-12 12:46:31 PM  

Glitchwerks: FTA: The mother of four children said many of her neighbor's homes were not damaged by Hurricane Ian but they were hit hard by Nicole, making it difficult for the community to prepare for such storms.
"I think this caught a lot of people off guard," she said. "How do you prepare for this? People can't prepare for it."

People can prepare for this.  Don't live on the coast in Florida.  Problem solved.


If you live in California: earthquakes, mudslides, taxes, hurricanes, and fires.

Don't live there, stupid.

If you live in tornado alley, you're a farmer and an idiot.

Don't live there, stupid.

If you live in New York, you've got muggers, crime, and shiatty weather.

Don't live there. Oh wait, all those d bags moved to Florida.

Don't live anywhere stupid.
 
2022-11-12 12:48:29 PM  

cryinoutloud: She's about as empathetic as a snake.  She acts just like you all.


All that shiatpost and you don't even tell us her Fark handle? For shame
 
2022-11-12 12:49:03 PM  

nick_papagiorgio: Glitchwerks: FTA: The mother of four children said many of her neighbor's homes were not damaged by Hurricane Ian but they were hit hard by Nicole, making it difficult for the community to prepare for such storms.
"I think this caught a lot of people off guard," she said. "How do you prepare for this? People can't prepare for it."

People can prepare for this.  Don't live on the coast in Florida.  Problem solved.

If you live in California: earthquakes, mudslides, taxes, hurricanes, and fires.

Don't live there, stupid.

If you live in tornado alley, you're a farmer and an idiot.

Don't live there, stupid.

If you live in New York, you've got muggers, crime, and shiatty weather.

Don't live there. Oh wait, all those d bags moved to Florida.

Don't live anywhere stupid.


There is another solution, though a bit on a longer timescale.

STOP VOTING FOR THE PARTY THAT DENIES CLIMATE CHANGE AND MAYBE THE INCREASING SEVERITY OF THESE STORMS WILL ABATE.
 
2022-11-12 12:49:58 PM  
My nephew married into old money with apparently large real estate holdings all along the Keys.  His inlaws are serious MAGATs and yet will spend whatever amount is necessary to keep their Keys as pristine as possible.  It's a most bizarre reading on FB.

I keep waiting to hear of a storm that actually improves FL.  Mainly by eliminating Maralargo.
 
2022-11-12 12:51:38 PM  
When we built these dreams on sand
and they all slipped thru our hands
 
2022-11-12 12:52:03 PM  
California " I didnt think the quake was going to be that bad!"

Kansas " i didnt think the twister would be that bad"

North Dakota " I didnt realize it got this cold"

Texas " I was such the grid would hold up!"
 
2022-11-12 12:52:39 PM  
Glad the rest of us have to keep underwriting these people and their bad decisions.
 
2022-11-12 12:54:28 PM  

Kubo: nick_papagiorgio: Glitchwerks: FTA: The mother of four children said many of her neighbor's homes were not damaged by Hurricane Ian but they were hit hard by Nicole, making it difficult for the community to prepare for such storms.
"I think this caught a lot of people off guard," she said. "How do you prepare for this? People can't prepare for it."

People can prepare for this.  Don't live on the coast in Florida.  Problem solved.

If you live in California: earthquakes, mudslides, taxes, hurricanes, and fires.

Don't live there, stupid.

If you live in tornado alley, you're a farmer and an idiot.

Don't live there, stupid.

If you live in New York, you've got muggers, crime, and shiatty weather.

Don't live there. Oh wait, all those d bags moved to Florida.

Don't live anywhere stupid.

There is another solution, though a bit on a longer timescale.

STOP VOTING FOR THE PARTY THAT DENIES CLIMATE CHANGE AND MAYBE THE INCREASING SEVERITY OF THESE STORMS WILL ABATE.


With all due respect to your comment, I voted for Pedro.

🍻✌🏻
 
2022-11-12 12:54:40 PM  

jerryskid: How much sympathy should anyone have when they have to pay for problems they are 100% responsible for? Like worshipping trump and stopping all responses to climate change. F*ck them, I hope they suffer and die.


Update, the hate trump now.
 
2022-11-12 12:55:09 PM  

stevenvictx: California " I didnt think the quake was going to be that bad!"

Kansas " i didnt think the twister would be that bad"

North Dakota " I didnt realize it got this cold"

Texas " I was such the grid would hold up!"



Thankfully in CA we don't have an earthquake season. -lived here 50 years, never lost a home to an earthquake.
 
2022-11-12 12:58:44 PM  

Zizzowop: stevenvictx: California " I didnt think the quake was going to be that bad!"

Kansas " i didnt think the twister would be that bad"

North Dakota " I didnt realize it got this cold"

Texas " I was such the grid would hold up!"


Thankfully in CA we don't have an earthquake season. -lived here 50 years, never lost a home to an earthquake.


Lived in SoCA a long time. Saw a number of wildfires, including seeing one from my house.

The only people I know who had houses actually threatened by wildfire, and one that had suffered fire damage, owned them in pretty dumb places they knew exposed them to that danger.
 
2022-11-12 12:59:03 PM  
had been in his family for nearly 15 years before it was washed away this week

Whypoint that out?  Is 15 years a long time for a house to be owned?  I can see if it was 150 years... or even 75 years but 15 years?
Or is it that 15 years is a long lifespan for a home there because they all fall into the water?

I don't know anyone who bought a house and owned it less than 15 years unless they were flipping it.
 
2022-11-12 1:00:35 PM  
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We need an update to this banger but for Florida instead:

Some say the end is near
Some say we'll see Armageddon soon
I certainly hope we will
I sure could use a vacation from this
Bullshiat three-ring
Circus sideshow of
Freaks

Here in this hopeless farking hole we call F.L.A.
The only way to fix it is to flush iat all away
Any farking time, any farking day

(Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim)
 
2022-11-12 1:01:03 PM  

nick_papagiorgio: With all due respect to your comment, I voted for Pedro.

🍻✌🏻


I can't blame you. He did promise some excellent FFA events.
 
2022-11-12 1:01:08 PM  

nick_papagiorgio: Glitchwerks: FTA: The mother of four children said many of her neighbor's homes were not damaged by Hurricane Ian but they were hit hard by Nicole, making it difficult for the community to prepare for such storms.
"I think this caught a lot of people off guard," she said. "How do you prepare for this? People can't prepare for it."

People can prepare for this.  Don't live on the coast in Florida.  Problem solved.

If you live in California: earthquakes, mudslides, taxes, hurricanes, and fires.

Don't live there, stupid.

If you live in tornado alley, you're a farmer and an idiot.

Don't live there, stupid.

If you live in New York, you've got muggers, crime, and shiatty weather.

Don't live there. Oh wait, all those d bags moved to Florida.

Don't live anywhere stupid.


It doesn't take a genius to realize that a house built next to the ocean where hurricanes regularly make landfall might be risky. Add in climate change and it becomes downright dangerous.

Yet these people will still rebuild in the same spot because insurers will cover it.

The risk of a random house in the midwest being devastated by a tornado is far lower than a beach front home in Florida being destroyed by a hurricane.
 
2022-11-12 1:01:58 PM  
someone forgot to install the concrete pilings to bedrock
 
2022-11-12 1:02:05 PM  

ctighe2353: had been in his family for nearly 15 years before it was washed away this week

Whypoint that out?  Is 15 years a long time for a house to be owned?  I can see if it was 150 years... or even 75 years but 15 years?
Or is it that 15 years is a long lifespan for a home there because they all fall into the water?

I don't know anyone who bought a house and owned it less than 15 years unless they were flipping it.


My favorite bit in Knives Out is when the killer describes the house as "Our Ancestral Home" and someone else retorts "your father bought it off a Pakistani businessman in the 80's!"
 
2022-11-12 1:02:07 PM  
Once Poseidon annexes everything outside Orlando, we'll finally be a blue state.  So that's nice.
 
2022-11-12 1:02:21 PM  

ctighe2353: had been in his family for nearly 15 years before it was washed away this week

Whypoint that out?  Is 15 years a long time for a house to be owned?  I can see if it was 150 years... or even 75 years but 15 years?
Or is it that 15 years is a long lifespan for a home there because they all fall into the water?

I don't know anyone who bought a house and owned it less than 15 years unless they were flipping it.


That caught my eye too. I'm wondering if it wasn't a typo and supposed to be 50, since he mentions memories with his grandmother?
 
2022-11-12 1:02:49 PM  

stevenvictx: California " I didnt think the quake was going to be that bad!"

Kansas " i didnt think the twister would be that bad"

North Dakota " I didnt realize it got this cold"

Texas " I was such the grid would hold up!"


California is a bit different. They have taken steps to strengthen buildings susceptible to earthquake damage. They're built to sway more rather than crumble. So at least they recognize the threat and took steps to update the infrastructure.
 
2022-11-12 1:03:12 PM  

ctighe2353: had been in his family for nearly 15 years before it was washed away this week

Whypoint that out?  Is 15 years a long time for a house to be owned?  I can see if it was 150 years... or even 75 years but 15 years?
Or is it that 15 years is a long lifespan for a home there because they all fall into the water?

I don't know anyone who bought a house and owned it less than 15 years unless they were flipping it.


How can you make fun of our homestead? That's almost 1/3 of a generation! Whole 1 families was raised for some of the time in that home. Our kids and kids kids won't remember this house. What a loss.
 
2022-11-12 1:04:35 PM  

cryinoutloud: Did I ever tell you about my sister who bought a retirement home in the Keys less than ten years ago, and has already had it completely rebuilt?
She doesn't hang out there during hurricane season. She leaves her Dream Retirement home and goes somewhere else. She shouldn't have to put up with weather. And if her house gets destroyed here, she's going to be SO MAD that nobody ever did anything about climate change so that the Keys wouldn't go underwater, even though she knew about all that before she bought the house. She's very woke, and now has a full list of people to blame for this disaster, even though she did spend 30 years living to the hilt and then bought a house in one of the most endangered areas in the US.

My sister is a terrible person, much like many of the people on Fark, and with my sister, I knew it long before the home-in-the-Keys decision.  She's about as empathetic as a snake.  She acts just like you all.


Yeah, no.

You'll find very few here who would support someone building their home on barrier islands and coastlines that are eroding exponentially due to impacts of climate change.
 
2022-11-12 1:05:23 PM  
"No one could have predicted this. Why does this keep happening to us?"

Flori-DUHHHHHH......
 
2022-11-12 1:08:40 PM  

nick_papagiorgio: Glitchwerks: FTA: The mother of four children said many of her neighbor's homes were not damaged by Hurricane Ian but they were hit hard by Nicole, making it difficult for the community to prepare for such storms.
"I think this caught a lot of people off guard," she said. "How do you prepare for this? People can't prepare for it."

People can prepare for this.  Don't live on the coast in Florida.  Problem solved.

If you live in California: earthquakes, mudslides, taxes, hurricanes


East Coaster detected.
 
2022-11-12 1:10:16 PM  

untoldforce: nick_papagiorgio: Glitchwerks: FTA: The mother of four children said many of her neighbor's homes were not damaged by Hurricane Ian but they were hit hard by Nicole, making it difficult for the community to prepare for such storms.
"I think this caught a lot of people off guard," she said. "How do you prepare for this? People can't prepare for it."

People can prepare for this.  Don't live on the coast in Florida.  Problem solved.

If you live in California: earthquakes, mudslides, taxes, hurricanes, and fires.

Don't live there, stupid.

If you live in tornado alley, you're a farmer and an idiot.

Don't live there, stupid.

If you live in New York, you've got muggers, crime, and shiatty weather.

Don't live there. Oh wait, all those d bags moved to Florida.

Don't live anywhere stupid.

It doesn't take a genius to realize that a house built next to the ocean where hurricanes regularly make landfall might be risky. Add in climate change and it becomes downright dangerous.

Yet these people will still rebuild in the same spot because insurers will cover it.

The risk of a random house in the midwest being devastated by a tornado is far lower than a beach front home in Florida being destroyed by a hurricane.


You're correct.  Just trying to express the fact there's risk associated with any place you choose to live.

/former claims adjuster
//company went bankrupt BEFORE Ian
 
2022-11-12 1:12:15 PM  
I kind of want to buy some property in Florida that's going to end up very far from shore in a few decades, and build a home meant for after that happens.  A big concrete pillbox out in the ocean surrounded by a large ring of tires to dampen waves.  With retractable armored top to protect my rooftop 'yard' against the worst weather.

Basement might be a bit damp, though.
 
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