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  •  so....my family has been in this house (8+ / 0-)

    For nearly 90 years and no one has ever experienced what happened during Sandy.  We have never experienced a rain event flood.

    This was a storm of the century surge.  

    Ergo, I should move out of my home?  

    You have to be kidding is the mildest response I can think of posting.  All others would get me banned.

    Oh, and by the way, we still haven't seen penny #1 from FEMA, SBA or the NFIP.  

    I paid into the system my entire life, as well as carrying insurance, why?

    Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, Content, and sufficient champagne. --Dorothy Parker

    by M Sullivan on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 04:37:11 PM PST

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    •  It is immoral that you and yours have not seen (2+ / 0-)
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      CA wildwoman, Deejay Lyn

      aide.  This is a serious issue and we should be hearing stories like your everyday in the media.
      Sorry, Climate change is going to displace countless millions of people  and especially those near water.
      Climate Change is going to roll over our cultures and way of life with mindless cruelty.
      What? Did we really think that the warnings of Climate Change would not cause catastrophe?
      I am concerned with my location where my culture has flourished for more than centuries.  I feel that there will be nowhere to run away from heat and drought.

    •  Weather Patterns are Shifting (1+ / 0-)
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      JeffW

      The problem is that this is no longer a once in a life time event. There have been quite a few of those in the past few years and weather forecasts predict that this could become the new normal. This doesn't mean that the Federal government shouldn't held rebuild the area. It means that serious thought should be given on how to rebuild the area in a way that will allow it to withstand theses kinds of onslaughts, which is what many Civic leaders want to do. It is not enough to help homeowners rebuild, studies have to be done  to determine what areas are too vulnerable to protect and  new infrastructure is needed along the coast to protect against these huge storm surges or we may very well being looking at a repeat event within the next decade.

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