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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:06 AM

I wonder if WE will eventually buy Rick Scott's manse?

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The threat of rising seas in the most vulnerable state in the nation is only going to increase demand for government buyouts — currently a last-resort option that climate adaption managers, mindful of political push back, call “relocation.” Many activists put it more plainly. They call it retreat from land not worth the cost of saving, or simply beyond saving.

“This is retreat. This is not only an acknowledgment, it’s putting some real money in it,” said South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, perhaps the most outspoken climate advocate among South Florida elected officials. “It’s a tip of the hat toward acknowledging reality — that it’s a better idea to have people out of the way than in vulnerable properties.”

As part of a pot of hurricane recovery money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development topping a billion dollars, Florida set aside $75 million to buy out flood-damaged homes, with $10 million earmarked for the Keys alone.

http://www.tampabay.com/business/florida-wants-to-buy-hurricane-irma-flooded-homes-in-the-keys-is-it-the-start-of-a-retreat-from-sea-rise-20190819/

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HAB911 Aug 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2019 #1
HAB911 Aug 2019 #2
packman Aug 2019 #3
BigMin28 Aug 2019 #4

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:10 AM

1. I would like to see Merde-a-Loco flooded.

Too bad nature isn't selective; I don't want other people's property to be damaged.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:11 AM

2. Oh, if we don't buy it, our children surely will

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:23 AM

3. Only in America

Spending tax and general funds money to buy out expensive beach front homes/property that are now endangered from the rising waters.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 11:31 AM

4. 10 million

will not go very far in the Keys.

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