The residents of South Florida (including myself) appear to have the memory of goldfish.
2005 was the hurricane season from hell. 2006/2007 were pretty quiet. As a result expect to see "mucho panico" on Monday as Ike approaches as a possible Cat 4. Of course we will all live in denial until then and pretend that we are not living on a heavily populated sandbank.
I had one friend tell me gleefully, that her house was at 10ft elevation. I resisted pointing out that in Ireland that would be considered tidal.
This does mean that all boat work is halted for the moment.