[NSR] It Looks like Louisiana is next in line
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:18 pm quote
Actually I guess it is kind of scooter related if you own one and live there.

I don't think we have too many members from Louisiana here but you never know. It looks like they are next in line for some nasty happenings. I hope everyone is safe but I have to wonder why TF anyone would live in a flood plain or somewhere prone to natural disasters? It makes no sense to me and I have to imagine insurance costs if you can get it are through the roof. I understand some people may have little choice but there are some that live there even though they could go somewhere else. The USA is a big country , seems that moving somewhere where your don't have to worry so much about these things just makes good sense.

I'm just curious if we have any members that live somewhere that is prone to natural disasters? I think their opinions could be interesting and I like hearing other viewpoints on some things.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:25 pm quote
Re: [NSR] It Looks like Louisiana is next in line
Harbinger wrote:
Actually I guess it is kind of scooter related if you own one and live there.

I don't think we have too many members from Louisiana here but you never know. It looks like they are next in line for some nasty happenings. I hope everyone is safe but I have to wonder why TF anyone would live in a flood plain or somewhere prone to natural disasters? It makes no sense to me and I have to imagine insurance costs if you can get it are through the roof. I understand some people may have little choice but there are some that live there even though they could go somewhere else. The USA is a big country , seems that moving somewhere where your don't have to worry so much about these things just makes good sense.

I'm just curious if we have any members that live somewhere that is prone to natural disasters? I think their opinions could be interesting and I like hearing other viewpoints on some things.
So you rule out the west coast (earthquakes)?
And the Midwest (tornadoes), and the north (snow) and the eastern seaboard (hurricanes). But what about the southwest (drought)?
Turns out the USA is a rather exciting place to be, naturally.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:30 pm quote
Re: [NSR] It Looks like Louisiana is next in line
Madison Sully wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Actually I guess it is kind of scooter related if you own one and live there.

I don't think we have too many members from Louisiana here but you never know. It looks like they are next in line for some nasty happenings. I hope everyone is safe but I have to wonder why TF anyone would live in a flood plain or somewhere prone to natural disasters? It makes no sense to me and I have to imagine insurance costs if you can get it are through the roof. I understand some people may have little choice but there are some that live there even though they could go somewhere else. The USA is a big country , seems that moving somewhere where your don't have to worry so much about these things just makes good sense.

I'm just curious if we have any members that live somewhere that is prone to natural disasters? I think their opinions could be interesting and I like hearing other viewpoints on some things.
So you rule out the west coast (earthquakes)?
And the Midwest (tornadoes), and the north (snow) and the eastern seaboard (hurricanes). But what about the southwest (drought)?
Turns out the USA is a rather exciting place to be, naturally.
You want snow? That we got you beat on for sure
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:44 pm quote
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:17 pm quote
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 pm quote
Re: [NSR] It Looks like Louisiana is next in line
Harbinger wrote:
Actually I guess it is kind of scooter related if you own one and live there.

I don't think we have too many members from Louisiana here but you never know. It looks like they are next in line for some nasty happenings. I hope everyone is safe but I have to wonder why TF anyone would live in a flood plain or somewhere prone to natural disasters? 1.
I don't think there is anywhere you can live without the risk of a natural disaster. In Houston we aren't in a flood plain but Harvey dropped over 70" of rain so we still flooded. In Breckenridge, we've had wildfires as close as 1/2 a mile from our house, avalanches less than 10 miles away..

Midwest and other parts of the world have tornados. Costal areas het hurricanes/typhoons. Then there are droughts, etc.

You can minimize your risks like living in the French Quarter in NOLA (high ground) and build elevated like they do along much of the Gulf Coast. Build out of fire resistant materials, to earthquake codes, tornado shelters, etc.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:56 pm quote
Re: [NSR] It Looks like Louisiana is next in line
Harbinger wrote:
You want snow? That we got you beat on for sure
I don't think so, less than 3 weeks since we last saw snow at our house.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:56 pm quote
Re: [NSR] It Looks like Louisiana is next in line
Harbinger wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Actually I guess it is kind of scooter related if you own one and live there.

I don't think we have too many members from Louisiana here but you never know. It looks like they are next in line for some nasty happenings. I hope everyone is safe but I have to wonder why TF anyone would live in a flood plain or somewhere prone to natural disasters? It makes no sense to me and I have to imagine insurance costs if you can get it are through the roof. I understand some people may have little choice but there are some that live there even though they could go somewhere else. The USA is a big country , seems that moving somewhere where your don't have to worry so much about these things just makes good sense.

I'm just curious if we have any members that live somewhere that is prone to natural disasters? I think their opinions could be interesting and I like hearing other viewpoints on some things.
So you rule out the west coast (earthquakes)?
And the Midwest (tornadoes), and the north (snow) and the eastern seaboard (hurricanes). But what about the southwest (drought)?
Turns out the USA is a rather exciting place to be, naturally.
You want snow? That we got you beat on for sure
I have no idea how you live where you live.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:01 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Actually I guess it is kind of scooter related if you own one and live there.

I don't think we have too many members from Louisiana here but you never know. It looks like they are next in line for some nasty happenings. I hope everyone is safe but I have to wonder why TF anyone would live in a flood plain or somewhere prone to natural disasters? It makes no sense to me and I have to imagine insurance costs if you can get it are through the roof. I understand some people may have little choice but there are some that live there even though they could go somewhere else. The USA is a big country , seems that moving somewhere where your don't have to worry so much about these things just makes good sense.

I'm just curious if we have any members that live somewhere that is prone to natural disasters? I think their opinions could be interesting and I like hearing other viewpoints on some things.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:02 pm quote
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Just had my roof repaired after a terrible hail storm, and I thought I was living in a very safe part of Sydney. I guess no one is safe anymore.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:32 pm quote
Many cities developed along waterways for economic reasons. Simple structures became more substantial as the cities grew. It became economically unfeasible to relocate whole cities based on the risk of occasional flooding.

Unfortunately environmental conditions are changing...we see multiple "500 year" floods, for example, occurring nearly back to back. It's only going to get worse. Some people have the means to walk away from property, but for most, it's financially devastating.
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:43 pm quote
Sometimes the best places are a product of the most inhospitable locations. New Orleans is such a place. I fear a flooded basement in New Jersey but I never stop thinking about moving to the Gulf Coast.

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