Sink, Florida, sink.
I've seen the same estimates, but on the flip side there's a lot of man made intervention to prevent the coast from sinking. I grew up in Vernon and Panama City Beach, so I saw the best of both worlds as far as FL goes. Everyone inland is good, mostly armed, and ready for the rapture/WW3. Those baby boomers on the coast? Not so much.
I do think so minor adjustments to the property could be done to remedy the situation. If we homestead, I do want to be very neighborly with the people close to me. As far as actually fortifications go, it really depends on the property, depending on how it lays, there's a lot of options to fortify a home I think.
Now roof access from inside the home and the addition of gun ports on it could work. A strong roof that could serve as a veranda wouldn't be so bad and the gun ports, oh hell, what's the fancy name for them when they're the arrow slit style on a roof, might even give the home a bit of flair I think.
The idea with the drop down or pop up steel barriers would be for even worse scenarios methinks. Although it might be a fun project all the same.
I know I'll avoid French doors, and I'd rather not have windows on the bottom floor if it's built to our specifications. Maybe some small skylight style 'windows' to offer natural light. I'd want a two story home that's green and mean. Of course some of the modifications I'd want to do myself or with local contractors who didn't know what they were building. Fabricating the steel barriers might not even be that outrageous, but making them look inconspicuous would be tricky. In the end that might only slow people down. You know, unless someone, like myself or the missus happens to be there and is taking advantage of the gun ports.
It's fun to daydream about faux apocalyptic scenarios, but I'm just not convinced it'll happen. Still fortifying a home as a project could be a blast.
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