If it has flooded, hail damage, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, landslide, in
the past 40 years it most likely happen again.How many times does it
have to happen before people move from that area?
@Hutterite;"Are you sure that's wise? I know barrier
islands are beautiful places but still...At some point we're going to
have to get a little more pragmatic about this stuff."I get what
you're trying to say. But, Mexico beach is not on a barrier island. I used
to scuba dive down there and I owned a condo in Perdido (about 200 miles west).
It's part of the mainland. Houses down there, many built in the 70's
are pretty flimsy and not built to withstand heavy winds. I think a solution
would be to rebuild with stringent, overkill codes and self insure. If you build
a home on the coast, especially in hurricane country, don't expect for
National Flood insurance to subsidize your insurance bill. Can't afford the
insurance? Don't buy a home there.
As we once again see the photos of destruction and lives torn apart we hear the
call...we shall rebuild. Are you sure that's wise? I know
barrier islands are beautiful places but still...At some point
we're going to have to get a little more pragmatic about this stuff.