Hurricane Dorian headed out to sea without to much damage here. There was some flooding and the cities opened up some shelters, but only a few folks went to the shelters. Based on experience, they probably live in areas that routinely flood.
There are two main reasons for regular flooding:
- The sea level is rising while the land mass is sinking.
- Lots that were once considered unbuildable are now being developed as waterfront.
Unfortunately, this means that some newly constructed homes will not last as long as their mortgages. One house, in such an area, had a “No Wake” sign on the mailbox, which was only partially in jest.