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2 posted on 09/06/2005 5:19:49 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† || (To Libs:) You are failing to celebrate MY diversity! || Iran Azadi)
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Living inland as I have for the past 33 years, I've become increasingly disgusted with the Feds and State Gommints, as they rebuild and rebuild people's houses, when these same people have chosen to live in an area that is ravaged by (1) hurricanes (2) mudslides (3) forest fires, (4) whatever kind of natural disaster perpetually hits the area, I think there should be a rule that goes something like:

We will rebuild your home ONCE. The second time it is destroyed by any natural disaster, even if the first time it was a hurricane, and the second time, it was a fire, you still own the land, but you cannot rebuild your house and expect any kind of insurance, Federal or State. Period. No exclusions; no exemptions.

I have watched as hurricanes destroyed homes along the NC and SC coast; as hurricanes destroyed whole communities in S. Florida when Andrew hit; as mudslides destroyed houses that had never been occupied because they had such bad cracks in the walls but slid down a mountain side when rains took out whatever foundation/supports it had. IOW, the owners knew, before it slid down the moutainside, that that home was uninhabitable, but with OUR tax dollars at work, they get to rebuild their reported million-and-a-half dollar home!!

I just don't think my tax dollars should be used to rebuild people's homes, over and over and over, when they are choosing to live where natural disasters keep destroying it.

Someone told me that S.C. had passed such a law. Your home will be rebuilt ONCE. But the next time a hurricane, wind action, water, whatever, destroys it - you can still own the land but you will not get any help in rebuilding that home on the same landsite!!!

I think some very discerning eyes should be put to work along the Gulf Coast where communities like New Orleans were flooded or destroyed by wave action or wind action.

Isn't it a fact that the truly prudent thing to do would be to NOT rebuild that home on THAT piece of land, especially if that piece of land is 12 feet below sea level???

3 posted on 09/07/2005 11:27:28 AM PDT by TruthNtegrity (The disaster that Katrina brought to the Gulfcoast is simply unimaginable. You have no idea.)
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