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What's Your Natural Disaster?

What's Your Natural Disaster?

According to CNN, Hawaiian homeowners living in proximity to Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, have chosen to outrun lava flows instead of picking up and moving to greener pastures. Lava destroyed three abandoned houses there just this week in a nearly deserted neighborhood there, but one local said:

It's the safest place I've ever lived, safer than the mainland. They have forest fires over there that burn up 3,000 homes in Southern California. I'm here for the duration, whatever happens.

Tell me, if any, what natural disaster do you face where you live?

Jessie-M Jessie-M 9 years
Southern Ontario, the biggest 'natural disaster' we get around here are some pretty nasty snowstorms...but they are more of an inconvenience, you might be stuck in your driveway for a day or two, but usually the plows have everything cleared up within 3 days.
md12398 md12398 9 years
NYC, global warming. ha.
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
My Mom was in the 1964 earthquake, in Valdez. It was the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. and North American history, and the third most powerful ever measured by seismograph, clocking in a moment magnitude of 9.2 and was an 8.4 on the Richter scale. She isn't afraid of earthquakes, which is badass. Some of us even enjoy them. :D
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
In Alaska we have earthquakes, avalanches, blizzards, wildfires *AND *the occasional tsunami warning. lol
yayITZdre yayITZdre 9 years
My home in SF, California is REALLY CLOSE to the San Andreas Fault...i was 3 during the 1989 earthquake...There was an earthquake back in December and I was in my dorm in San Jose and my poor roommate from Hawaii was so scared...she's not used to those things, neither am I...earthquakes still scare me...i don't think i'll ever get used to them
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
Vancouver - Earthquakes! We get a LOT of rain, too - so mudslides, contaminated water, and flooding, not to mention rising sea levels are some things we also have to worry about. there are a few active volcanoes nearby too.
liciababe liciababe 9 years
MT= Wildfires in the summer and blizzards in the winter woohoo By far the worst is the wildfires I got evacuated from a campgrounds this summer when i was obv. camping and my parents almost got evacuated from fires this summer
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
In New England I'd say blizzard and hurricane.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
We get snow a lot and occassionally a flood, but nothing higher than ankle height.
demeter demeter 9 years
None of the above.
Red-Lady Red-Lady 9 years
California = Earthquakes They don't scare or worry me though. I'd be more concerned about tornadoes or hurricanes if I lived in those areas of the country.
bluecanary bluecanary 9 years
Very lucky in our part of TN - nothing too scary here.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
i live in pennsylvania. no real disasters here. every now and then a tornado will roll through but very rare.
hihowareya hihowareya 9 years
Northern Vermont: blizzards galore!
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 9 years
cali - wildfires! flash floods, earthquakes back in january, here in long beach, we had a tornado warning even! ahh!
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
I live just outside of Portland, OR, so I think our biggest threat is earthquakes although luckily we don't get bunches of them the way CA does! We had a tornado this year, but those are so rare that I wouldn't even think of them as a threat. Some areas get flooding, but I'm lucky where I live that it isn't much of a possibility.
The-Grizz The-Grizz 9 years
We usually get bad hurricanes in NC, but we didn't have any this year. Occasional flooding in the city I live in and rarely do we have tornadoes, but we still get them. Its a dangerous place. :-D
Daisie Daisie 9 years
Voted floods; but we get floods not only from high rain downfalls but also from melting snow and technically it's hurricanes, blizzards and floods here in PA.
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
In in the Pacific NW and we had pretty bad flooding this year so that's what I chose. The other big threat that wasn't listed is Windstorms, they aren't classified as Hurricanes or Tornadoes around here though. But we also are on a pretty nasty fault line so there is always talk of a big earthquake being inevitable, and there are Volcanos near enough to be threatening too.
amers230 amers230 9 years
we'll have tornado warnings occasionally during the summers but haven't had a real scare in a long time. we can also get some fairly nasty winter weather but compared to a lot of other places i don't think it's too bad. my mom and i were just talking about how chill Detroit weather is lol. We don't get a lot of extremes.
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
We had a couple blizzards this winter (Michigan) and occasionally there are tornados- but my city is right on the lake, so they usually skip right over us. *Luckily*
Random2 Random2 9 years
Manitoba- blizzards, wind chill (yes, I do count that as a natural disaster. The temperature dropped below -50C), hail (there was a pretty major hail storm this past summer), flood, and tornadoes. But we count ourselves lucky that we don't get earthquakes or hurricanes. Go figure.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
Northern CA-Earthquakes (of course) and Floods!
kissmesteph kissmesteph 9 years
Blizzards. Southern Ontario doesn`t get much in the way of natural disasters, thankfully. Just a lot of snowstorms, and the *very* odd, tiny earthquake.
kelsee kelsee 9 years
I was in a tornado (never know when 1 is going to pop up) on the way to prom in 93.
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