Beware! Natural Disasters are Amongst Us

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Real Estate Broker with Florida Future Realty, Inc. BK3071625

Being in SW Florida, I hear concerns from people about Hurricanes from time to time. We usually end up discussing historical data, newest hurricane codes & then I typically go into 'natural disasters elsewhere'.

Honestly, I cannot think of a single place to live that there won't be something weatherwise to concern yourself with. Basically it comes down to picking the ones that least annoy you, or maybe are least likely to kill you.

Here are some I can think of:

Hurricanes

Tornadoes

Mudslides

Blizzards

Fires

Floods

Heat

Wind

Earthquakes

I found an article put on USA Today that goes into more detail about these things.

They also have a cool interactive map to show you where these natural disasters occur.

So, what natural disasters do you have to explain in your area?

Oh, I almost forget Florida is also the lightning Capital of the World :)

But I can't see myself living anywhere else!

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Beth Bastian
Simi Valley Real Estate
Rosemont Financial Inc
Where I live in So. Cal we get two fires a year, then the earthquakes.  I love the fact while we live outside of Los Angeles we must have all buyers sign a disclousure notifying them that they live in earthquake area.
March 02, 2007 01:17 AM
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Ann Cummings
Portsmouth NH Homes - Service With a Smile!
RE/MAX By The Bay - NH and Maine

Hi Susan!  I'll take a blizzard over any of those other things listed.  In a blizzard, you just make sure you get to the store for food and drink, hunker down for a day or 2, then it's life as normal.  And heavy-duty blizzards don't happen here too often anyway.....    I've been through hurricanes (I am from Florida originally & have plenty of family scattered all over central Florida) and tornadoes and terrible lightening storms.  The other things you listed scare me too much.  Blizzards - piece of cake!

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March 02, 2007 07:55 AM
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Paul Silver
Rhode Island full service real estate firm
Focus Professionals, Inc. Rhode Island Real Estate

not so much doom and gloom, but a reality check...up here in New England we have floods and Noreasters, as we call them, to look out for... Rhode Island is one of the highest percentage of coastline per land area in the country, and so we have lots of coastal flooding zones, and the associated headaches of purpose built insurance... not that this is doom and gloom, but it is the reality of selling real estate up here...

Dont get down about doom and gloom, just look out for the interests of your clients. Get thejm the deal they deserve (or sometimes, a deal better than they deserve) and keep on truckin' as they say...

Great post Susan...
 

March 02, 2007 08:16 AM
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Angela Wagner
Coldwell Banker Gundaker

Severe Thunderstorms occour here in Missouri. We have extreme seasons, COLD winters, Flooded Springs, HOT summers and dry Fall.  The only thing we don't have are hurricanes and severe earthquakes. We have had a tremor or two. I hate the winters (one snowfall and I am ready for spring).  I do love a good thunderstorm.  I have met people from Florida and California that have moved here who were A: surprised at having a basement and B: after the first severe thunderstorm kept talking about how all they had in their previous state was heavy rain.

Tornadoes
Mudslides
Blizzards
Fires
Floods
Heat
Wind
Earthquakes

March 02, 2007 09:30 AM
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David A. Podgursky
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Boynton Beach & Lake Worth Florida Real Estate Broker Associ
I personally like the lightning - but the thunder here is so ominous because it is so rare
March 02, 2007 09:36 AM
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Licensed Real Esate Broker, Susan Milner shares her knowledge & opinions on real estate. Having lived in Cape Coral for the past 18 years she puts emphasis on that area. Susan holds GRI, CDPE, SFR & e-PRO designations & is a proud member of the National Association of REALTORS.

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