A few days ago I saw a headline about a driver in the Tampa area who was killed when his car struck an alligator on the road. So there's that. Come back to the Garden State!No basements in homes in the Tampa Bay area - high water table makes it impractical. Never been in or seen a tornado and the only hurricanes I've weathered occurred when I lived on the Jersey shore. Then again, the last hurricane to hit Tampa was 101 years ago. Hmmm ... maybe we're due?