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Friday, April 27, 2007

Is it worth it?

Hurricane season draws ever closer, and I am going to be prepared this year. We were blessed the last two years to have had no major storms, but we normally have at least one storm come through our area, particularly now that we have moved.

Having experienced several hurricanes, I have to wonder about rebuilding efforts in places that have been so badly damaged over the past couple of years. Old structures have been removed and new condo hotels have been erected in their place. I'm glad that places are being rebuilt, but I have to wonder if it is worth it? Is it worth erecting a multimillion dollar structure only to have it destroyed when the next hurricane blows through? Is there really enough profit margin? How do all these losses affect our insurance rates? Yet, if rebuilding does not occur, how do people living in a tourist-dependent area survive?

I have no answers, only questions. What do you think?