Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by studegator, Oct 2, 2022.
The Boomtown That Shouldn’t Exist
Started by scammers and flimflammers
There needs to be an honest discussion about building homes in these low laying areas along with the costs all Floridians have to pay when disasters strikes these same areas.
Reading that piece yesterday I have his book on reserve at the library.
100%, and it wasn’t just for the rich and famous.
Many areas of this country were built in areas that likely never should have been built on?
Question is what do we do now that it’s there and 200k people live and work there?
Well, one thing is for sure, this is not the last Hurricane that will hit Florida. In my opinion-
Building/Land permits for building should not be allowed on these coastal areas prone to flooding and especially the man made islands.
After Katrina if you want to build in Bay St. Louis you have to do it on pylons 20 plus feet up.
I believe that the same goes for Waveland, Pass Christian, Gulfport and Biloxi up to a specific distance from the gulf or the bays. That area gets hit hard. Tidal surge from the gulf hits the beach areas then floods the back bays. In BSL, Katrina brought a tidal surge all the way to the RR tracks and then the back bay rose up 20+ feet.
Your point is sound, but one of the things that piece may clear is that this is the model of Florida development forever. It will really take a substantial change in our economic and political culture to move away from the development without restraint model
Saw a video of a two million dollar car getting washed away and thought about how everyone who pays car insurance will get to chip in to reimburse the multi-millionaire idiot who left his $2M car parked on an island during a cat 4…. Same with houses…. Houses that cost more than most people make in a lifetime will get rebuilt thanks to middle class people who live far enough inland that they get little or no damage….
FEMA has mapped “v” zones … stand for “velocity” … for decades…. Going back to the70s and 80s. These are zones where flood waters move with destructive force. I’m at the point of saying, for new construction, “you can build there if you want, but FEMA won’t insure it”… Everyone pays higher rates so a few very rich people can have spectacular views….
Having grown up in SW Fla, I'm quite aware of how Cape Coral came to be and Marco Island also. No positives that I can think of when it comes to the Cape, it's all about the $$$. The developers made it and current residents don't want to spend theirs to benefit future generations. Issues have been well documented for a long time, but retirees keep coming.
Greed is always and ultimately destructive.
Ian will have changed some retiree minds about moving to Florida, or at least I hope so.
Editor should be fired. Hurricane Irma was five years ago - the most recent hurricane was named Ian.
Article was written in late 2017. Ive read it before.
Not a fan of the Cape. Pretty soulless place. Grew up near there. In the 70s it was known as a place where your neighbors would report you if your grass was a tiny bit too high.
I thought it was a million dollar car, I agree with you on FEMA shouldn't insure it
looks like you are right, I had watch some click bait video that called it a 2 million car, I stand corrected on the price tag.
The story was written in 2017. The point is that it's even more relevant today than it was when it was originally written.
Hah! I looked for a date but couldn’t find it. Thanks
Kind like all the healthy people who chip in to pay for people’s bad habits that causes them disease that then causes us to have higher health insurance premiums.
In the case of insurance on a 2 million dollar car I doubt he’s getting that insured through Progressive. more likely that a special risk insurance company and it’s not affecting everyone else’s rates.
The biggest thing that affects our rates isn’t a hand full of million dollar homes it’s fraud in the insurance industry.
The doffing company shucksters who will” get you a feee roof for that hail damage”…