A LOT of the houses there were not hurricane ready. The ones built the last 20 years or so were built for it. Rebuild.Is it worth rebuilding? Cities have been completely levelled by EF4+ tornados like Joplin and rebuilt, but those have a lot lower of a chance to be hit by that type of a storm again. Hurricanes, although not alway with the intensity of Micheal, will hit this area again. And going forward those chances are only going to go up.
Ha hey sorry about the delay! I'm alive I think (or ghost typing from heaven), those tornadoes were no joke. Two touched down about 2 miles from where I live in opposite directions, we had 9 total. I ended up staying at work real late that day because the news alert said one was forming literally a block from my apartment. Was quite the day.