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  • John_

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    Take a ride down to Grand Isle if you want to see what the future looks like in coastal communities. Those who had insurance have quickly rebuilt and those that took the chance to go without, have broken and unusable structures, or nothing left at all. In time, wealthy folk will buy it all up.

    Something else to consider; THE USACE has stated they would not be fixing Grand Isle again if the island gets ripped apart again. Hell if it weren't for the oil industry, there would be no reason for the feds to fix ANY of that crap next time. If anyone is under the delusion they put that billion dollar elevated highway from Leeville to Fourchon so a few hundred people could get to the fishing camps after Katrina, you need to wake up!
    I'd like to take a ride down there one day to take a look. What I have seen recently on the tv news coverage, it doesn't look good. Grand Isle as a full time residential community is on borrowed time. Between future hurricane exposures and what you stated above about the USACE, it won't be long. Only the wealthy who can self insure or simply roll the dice. The island is eroding too from storms. In 50 or 60 years, there may not be a GI period.

    If you own a home 0 to 60 miles from the LA coast line, you're going to be paying a lot more for insurance soon. If you have a mortgage, you have to have homeowners insure. If you live in a flood zone and have a mortgage, you will also have to have flood insurance. No matter the cost.
     

    Danny Ross

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    I live in Louisiana. I was born in New Orleans. My family moved to Metairie about 1947. I lived a while in Cut Off, next to Bayou Lafourche. I now live in Bush, about half way between Slidell and Bogalusa, maybe a mile from the Pearl River Swamp. We need no flood insurance; if we flood, most of SE Louisiana will go first. The wealthy are welcome to the water front property. They will get blown away about every 40 years.
     

    John_

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    I live in Louisiana. I was born in New Orleans. My family moved to Metairie about 1947. I lived a while in Cut Off, next to Bayou Lafourche. I now live in Bush, about half way between Slidell and Bogalusa, maybe a mile from the Pearl River Swamp. We need no flood insurance; if we flood, most of SE Louisiana will go first. The wealthy are welcome to the water front property. They will get blown away about every 40 years.
    Bush is a really good place to be. 82 feet above sea level. Way better than Cut Off or NOLA. Better than Hammond too. I'm at 43' elevation.
     

    Danny Ross

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    Subsidence in coastal Louisiana is a constant process or so I was taught decades ago. I believe the issues started when the levee systems were put in place that stopped the natural replenishment and build up of sediment in the coastal areas. Not a geologist though.
    This is a picture of a house in an area of Metairie (a suburb of New Orleans) that was built in the 1960's or 1970's. It was most likely built on a slab poured atop pilings, so the house wouldn't sink, but the rest of the property did. As the property sank, fill was added, and the property landscaped.
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    john17427

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    This is a picture of a house in an area of Metairie (a suburb of New Orleans) that was built in the 1960's or 1970's. It was most likely built on a slab poured atop pilings, so the house wouldn't sink, but the rest of the property did. As the property sank, fill was added, and the property landscaped.
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    Yeah, I was surprised as a little kid when I went to my Aunt's house under construction on Carrollton Ave in Metairie and saw all the pilings they were putting in before they ever framed the slab.
     

    MOTOR51

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    Back in the 80's I did a lot of scuba diving and spearfishing at the oil rigs. One day we were pulling up to Shell platform 311 which is in 400 feet of water on the edge of the continental shelf 50 miles south of Grand Isle. There was an Edison Chouest survey boat circling the platform and he called me on the radio to tell me he was dragging a wire in the water with 4000 volts for a survey. I asked what the survey was for and he said the platform was sliding down the shelf and they were trying to figure out why. You could go about a half mile south of the platform and the water was 1400 feet deep. I am not sure if that platform is still there.

    No no no, don’t you know there are things in the ocean they haven’t even discovered yet? No way I’d be scuba diving anywhere around 1400ft deep waters LOL.


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    buttanic

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    No no no, don’t you know there are things in the ocean they haven’t even discovered yet? No way I’d be scuba diving anywhere around 1400ft deep waters LOL.


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    I don't go swimming at the beach because you can't see what might be sneaking up on you but under water I have a 360 degree view in any direction. I haven't dived in about 10 years because of health issues but I miss it, truly another world few get to see.
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    Old School

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    Well this year 2 or 3 residential insurers pulled out of Louisiana, and some stopped writing new policies. FEMA already wants to set flood insurance annual premiums based on claims history. FEMA has been bleeding serious money from flood claims for the last 20 years. Louisiana Citizens, the last choice home insurer, is appealing for a 63% premium increase in Jan 2023. Home owners in flood prone areas and coastal areas at high risk from hurricanes are about to find out what impossibly high annual insurance will cost. And if your homeowners insurance and flood policies cost lets say a combined $5k annually, fewer people will be able to purchase that property, or surrounding properties. I lived in Laplace for 37 years, got flooded in 2012, rebuilt and sold my house in 2014. I could see what was coming. Most all of my former neighbors got flooded again from Ida a year ago. And/or had roof damage/leaks. In 3 or 4 years, some home owners in south Louisiana could be paying 3 to 6K annually for both policies, easy.
    I wish mine was that cheap
     

    sarky

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    Marthas Vineyard in Massachusetts has recently been in the news, with Florida flying two planeloads of Illegal aliens there. In one of the articles it was mentioned that the Obamas have a 12 million dollar vacation home there. Most of the island i less than 30' above sea level, according to a topographic map. Funny how the climate alarmists are not worried about their vacation home flooding.
    While most islands and coastal areas will be affected by ocean rise, We are not going to see 30 feet of ocean rise.......storm surge is another story. We are already seeing more powerful storms, with higher storm surges
     

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