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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Ok if they can afford to have beach front home they can afford insurance. Outside of immediate need after a disaster FEMA should not help people build new homes.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    These folks are just as bright as parking your car, with the kids inside, on the tracks at a rail crossing. Mother Nature is a VERY BIG TRAIN!!!

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Oh, c’mon. That rationale can be applied awfully widely. “Don’t build anywhere in Florida — hurricanes!” “Don’t build in Southern California — earthquakes and mudslides!” “Don’t build in Kansas — tornadoes!” “Don’t build in the Northeast — blizzards!” “Don’t build in Texas — gunslingers!”
    While I am tempted to say that building in some places is simply asking for trouble — e.g., on the slopes of Vesuvius — the reality is that no one is completely safe.

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    @motivemagus

    You could also add to that “Do not build anywhere on the planet Earth at all!”

    Or better still, how about, “Commit suicide now, as you are NOT going to get out of this existence alive anyway!”

    Which seems to sometimes be the attitude of some of our more depressing posters here and elsewhere on the internet!!!

  5. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 3 years ago

    What y’all don’t realize is that Tony misspelled the word – instead of “raising” he meant “razing”!
    Smiley

  6. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @motivemagus

    No location is disaster proof, but some locations are obviously more disaster prone than others. Blizzards, gunslingers & even tornadoes, don’t cause anywhere near as much damage as hurricanes & earthquakes.

    Homeowners who didn’t have earthquake or hurricane insurance can get loans backed by Federal disaster relief funds, but unless they paid for coverage, no free money.

    Regardless of what you think may be the cause, hurricanes have been causing more damage lately. More homeowners are being required to get flood/hurricane insurance & building codes are being modified to account for this. If you don’t like it, try to argue with an actuary!

  7. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 3 years ago

    I think it was after Rita when the news was showing that one house in town that was built with hurricane prep in mind – the only one left standing for miles. The problem is that level of construction does add significantly to the cost of building. It’s not necessarily “cheap-cheap” that keeps people from building that way.

    That said, Jack’s point bears some serious consideration… If you can’t or won’t build to standards that cover a reasonable assessment of risk, it’s not in anyone’s interest to keep rebuilding the first little pigs house

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Back when I lived near The Outer Banks of NC they used to build 3 story condos by putting pilings in the sand, then attaching the building with galvanized straps. Great until the steel underneath the zinc starts rusting.

  9. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin said, over 3 years ago

    You are really full of BS today, aren’t you?
    Hurricanes go their own route even at a snail’s pace. Sandy brushed by my part of the Country before it made landfall in New Jersey, and many properties on the barrier islands were (some still are, I think —I’d have to go over there and check) almost washed out to sea by the erosion ’cane Sandy caused.
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    When are you going to back up your stories with Science, boy?

  10. water_moon

    water_moon said, over 3 years ago

    Map of natural disaster declarations 1965-1998
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    http://www.agiweb.org/gap/workgroup/presidentialdisasters65-98.JPG
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    Clearly we must all move to Nevada, southern Idaho and Wyoming. But not Wyoming if you want to avoid floods.

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