I'm a BOI (born on the island) that moved away in 2001 having endured Hurricanes Carla and Alicia, and a dozen or so storm threats over the years.

Will I be moving back? No. I just retired and don't want to live under any more storm threats.

Hurricane Ike was the worst and made my decision final.

Wylie Evans

Plano

Editor's note: This letter is in response to our Question of the Week: Have you ever considered moving away from the Gulf Coast because of tropical weather?

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Carlos Ponce

Good luck, Wylie! But Plano has its own weather problems.

"Plano, TX is a Very High Risk area for tornados. According to records, the largest tornado in the Plano area was an F4 in 2015 that caused 468 injuries and 10 deaths. "

https://www.homefacts.com/tornadoes/Texas/Collin-County/Plano.html

Galveston has Golden tornados.[wink]

Gary Miller

Good move MR. Evans. Plano has a higher,dryer climate and fewer tornadoes than Galveston has tropical storms. Tornadoes affect a much smaller area than tropical storms do. Been a long time since I was in Plano but I remember it seemed a good place to live. Has one of the best golf courses to boot.

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