Florida is frequently hit by successive hurricanes. Do the thousands of inhabitants still want to rebuild and live again with this risk?
“You have to choose your fights”
Further afield, Nathan Colian is a true hurricane veteran. He notably suffered Katrina in 2005 and yet he does not intend to live far from the beach. “Even Katrina didn’t make me change my mind. You have to choose your fights. I love living near the beach and the water,” he says. Despite the disasters, real estate prices are not falling in Florida. Hurricanes are expensive for the state. “This year, the bill should rise well beyond 50 billion dollars”, specifies Loic de la Mornais, special envoy to Daytona Beach.