4 days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering

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  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Oct. 15, 2018 1:42 p.m.

    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?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Oct. 14, 2018 9:03 p.m.

    @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.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 14, 2018 11:39 a.m.

    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.