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Old 09-15-2017, 10:05 PM   #21
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Cocoa fla has a real problem with derelict boats anchored out in the intracoastal waterway. Lots of boats have been there over a year, often, with their mast stowed or missing. No law lets the city condemn them before they sink, which means it becomes a salvage job once it sinks.

This wasn't a derelict boat but broke its mooring and washed up onshore in Cocoa village.

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Old 09-19-2017, 07:56 AM   #22
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Irma's eye went right over my house in N Ft Myers on the Caloosahtcie River, thankfully it had started to collapse by then. Father in Law lives in it now and survived nicely. After Andrew, I did all I could to make it survive. I'm confident it could stand a Cat 4, as long as water doesn't get too high. Before retirement, I had a shelter built in N Cape Coral (22' above mean high tide) to ride out bigger storms. Used it during CHARLIE in 04. The old saying, plan your work and work your plan.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:24 AM   #23
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It may be 30 years before the next one hits
I wish I could laugh at how unlikely that is.

Yes of course the poor get decimated, the bottom 40% depend on rentals being available. Demand from the 40% above them (bottom of the ex-homeowners can't afford to relocate need to rent for a year or two) drives rates higher.

Tough times ahead for many millions
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