Winner and Loser of the Week in Florida politics — Week of 10.2.22

As the cleanup from Hurricane Ian continues, there are the standard vows to rebuild what Mother Nature destroyed. We hear that every time one of these monster storms tosses the coastal areas like a whiffle ball in a wind tunnel.

But maybe it’s time to rethink the wisdom of setting the buildings up just to be knocked down again. I’m not talking about the wind, because improved building codes can somewhat mitigate that.

Flooding is a different animal, and it’s a hard truth that merits a serious discussion.

Look, I get it — Florida’s water is a major drawing card. Sunrises

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