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Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: August 06, 2021 12:43PM
In SW Arkansas, the big one is tornadoes. After that, wind storms. We have floods but several lakes built in the 70's moderate those. Hurricanes usually just give us mostly needed rains. There are lots of pine woods but forest fires seem to not take off. No earthquakes yet, and no mudslides. We have had a few winter ice storms, especially a really bad one in December/January of 2000/2001 with the power out about two weeks.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 06, 2021 12:58PM
Los terremotos.



It is what it is.



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: August 06, 2021 12:59PM
Dennis,

Hurricanes, some seriously nasty winter storms and, on occasion, flooding. 'course, there is an epidemic of dumbassery but I'm not sure that counts as a natural disaster...

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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: August 06, 2021 12:59PM
Nor’easters, other storms causing flooding



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: August 06, 2021 12:59PM
I grew up in Wichita, KS. Major disasters were/are mainly tornadoes and blizzards.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: August 06, 2021 01:03PM
Hurricanes and tornados. And most of our tornados are night tornados. I feel like I have PTSD from the giant tree falling on our house during a hurricane. Whenever we get anything more than a spring shower, my heart rate goes up and I get super anxious.



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: August 06, 2021 01:10PM
Northern MI here. Tornados, although they're more likely to occur downstate, but we do have an occasional one.

Wildfires have ravaged our forests, but we're so wet and rainy up here, it's nothing compared to other states.

After that, probably winds and blizzards causing trouble. More so the winds, as a lot of trees fall when it gets really bad. Snow can be shoveled away, so thats become just a minor inconvenience for me now. Hey, I'm retired, dammit! If There's too much snow, I don't have to go to work!! emoticon-tv-015



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: steve...
Date: August 06, 2021 01:13PM
Earthquakes, tsunamis and forest fires.

• I've only felt one little earthquake where I live but the next county down (Humboldt) has them frequently.

• My little town had a major tsunami in '64 and has a monthly siren tsunami warning test.

• I'm close to the forests in a rural area with enough enough open land between me so I feel relatively safe.


Edit - Forgot about flooding. The rivers here frequently get to flood stage in winter.




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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: richorlin
Date: August 06, 2021 01:22PM
Here in the WASHDC area, the only natural disaster we are subject to is when Congress is in session.



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: August 06, 2021 01:22PM
SoCal, so earthquake. Don't have a highfalutin' enough house to be near the forest so wildfire is an air quality problem, not an existential one. Also not a PG&E customer so rolling blackouts and general electricity-based facepalming is kept to a minimum.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: August 06, 2021 01:30PM
Wisconsin: Tornado's and Flooding are common.



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 06, 2021 01:33PM
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: jims
Date: August 06, 2021 01:42PM
West Central Arkansas, so mainly severe thunderstorms, tornados, and ice storms.

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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 06, 2021 01:45PM
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richorlin
Here in the WASHDC area, the only natural disaster we are subject to is when Congress is in session.

I'd qualify that as an unnatural disaster.



It is what it is.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: August 06, 2021 01:45PM
Until this year, I never thought I had to worry about freezing to death in Texas.

At the south tip of Tornado Alley
Hurricane spawned flooding from the Gulf.

Excessive heat waves.



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: neophyte
Date: August 06, 2021 01:49PM
Hurricanes - which we can foresee
Earthquakes - which we can't

I live about 1 mile from one of the few active fault lines in the SE. We get tremors 4-5 times a year, but at only 2-4 magnitude we don't often feel them. Once every few years I can feel the floor vibrate a bit from one. Hopefully, these small tremors are releasing stress so as to prevent a major, sudden fault slip.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 06, 2021 01:50PM
We've had over 15" of rain in the last 5 weeks. That is crazy for these parts.

I've felt a few terremotos over the years, and even small ones are scary as hell. But it's mostly wind and rain/snow storms that cause the most damage.



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: hal
Date: August 06, 2021 02:21PM
Sacramento's catastrophic flood danger is second only to New Orleans. It's gonna happen one day.

Beyond that, there are slight earthquake dangers, fire dangers (though mostly to surrounding areas)
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 06, 2021 02:33PM
Fires
Floods
Drought
Tsunamis
Mudslides
Bad drivers
Earthquakes
Mean people
Waiting Lines
Power outages
High gas prices
Crowded freeways
Homeless encampments

....just to name a few of the more popular ones.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 06, 2021 02:34PM
West Central Florida

Hurricanes
Tornados
Elections



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 06, 2021 02:45PM
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Buzz
Fires
Floods
Drought
Tsunamis
Mudslides
Bad drivers
Earthquakes
Mean people
Waiting Lines
Power outages
High gas prices
Crowded freeways
Homeless encampments

....just to name a few of the more popular ones.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: August 06, 2021 02:56PM
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Robert M
Dennis,

Hurricanes, some seriously nasty winter storms and, on occasion, flooding. 'course, there is an epidemic of dumbassery but I'm not sure that counts as a natural disaster...

Robert

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First town 'up the hill' on the trail is Shelburne, at 561 ft. We have had flooding, and a tornado, but generally we are pretty inulateed here. I like to say that we have a dome over the town that keeps out all the bad weather and the good businesses.

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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 06, 2021 03:07PM
its pretty much zero here. Im 30 miles NE from downtown Sacramento.

No floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, freezes or unbearable heat (that we arent ready for).





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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 06, 2021 03:26PM
The Sacramento region does have the once in a blue moon F0 tornado that touches ground for about 15-20 seconds.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: August 06, 2021 03:26PM
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: mstudio
Date: August 06, 2021 03:38PM
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Ombligo
West Central Florida

Hurricanes
Tornados
Elections

I'm about 75 miles south and closer to the Gulf, so add flooding to that list.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: August 06, 2021 03:49PM
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A terrible flood
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 06, 2021 04:11PM
Just the mundane — quakin' and shakin', and forest fires.


I'd qualify that as an unnatural disaster.

Certainly a central location of unnatural acts, at the very least.





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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 06, 2021 04:12PM
To be honest, NYC, aside from a couple of blackouts, was thought to be pretty immune to disasters, Then Hurricane Sandy came along.

They are still repairing the damage.



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: August 06, 2021 04:44PM
Tornadoes, though the irregular terrain means they don't last long here.

Too far inland for hurricanes to be anything other than big rainstorms.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 06, 2021 04:46PM
Covid
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: August 06, 2021 05:17PM
Forest Fires
Earthquakes
Blizzards
Overtourism



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: PeterW
Date: August 06, 2021 05:29PM
Southwest Alabama

Tropical Storms. We’re about 150 miles inland so Gulf hurricanes lose a lot of their strength before they get to us.

Tornadoes.

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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Diana
Date: August 06, 2021 06:20PM
Central Oklahoma.

Tornadoes
Winds, as in straight
Fire
Ice storms
Freezing weather
Blizzards (rarely)
Drought
100 degree days
Thunderstorms (lots of rain, very fast; lightning)
Flash floods

In short, if you want to see weather, this is one of those places.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 06, 2021 06:22PM
Flooding, Tornadoes, Blizzards. O-hi-o …

Been in all three.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 06, 2021 06:46PM
In Seattle, the big one will be the earthquake that will take out the city. It will happen sometime. Next week, next month, in a few millennia, dunno smiley but it WILL happen.

Volcano. We have 3 in the Washington Cascades classified as "active" Mt St Helens blew in '80. We also have Baker and Rainier. If Rainier goes, we lose Tacoma and that whole valley between the mountain and Tacoma. Not sure which way Baker would go. But it is active.

A tsunami is a possibility too. Could wipe out the shoreline with massive water level rise.

And "hurricanes". We have had storms where the wind speeds hit Cat 1 and bump up to Cat 2 speeds. They don't call them hurricanes here though. [www.kiro7.com]



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Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 06, 2021 06:53PM
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 06, 2021 07:12PM
The better question in my case: Which natural disasters is my location NOT subject to?

Seriously, we have it all. It's amazing that this place still exists at all and isn't submerged, like some ancient Lemuria or Atlantis.




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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: hal
Date: August 06, 2021 07:52PM
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Racer X
In Seattle, the big one will be the earthquake that will take out the city. It will happen sometime. Next week, next month, in a few millennia, dunno smiley but it WILL happen.

Volcano. We have 3 in the Washington Cascades classified as "active" Mt St Helens blew in '80. We also have Baker and Rainier. If Rainier goes, we lose Tacoma and that whole valley between the mountain and Tacoma. Not sure which way Baker would go. But it is active.

A tsunami is a possibility too. Could wipe out the shoreline with massive water level rise.

And "hurricanes". We have had storms where the wind speeds hit Cat 1 and bump up to Cat 2 speeds. They don't call them hurricanes here though. [www.kiro7.com]

Volcanos worry me - no one ever suspects a volcano until it hits...

We've got Shasta, Lassen and Mammoth Mt down here.
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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 06, 2021 07:54PM
Subject to natural selection: Republicans, Trumpers and Anit-vaxxers.



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 06, 2021 09:03PM
Tornadoes but they are few and far between. Blizzards are fun but only dangerous if you’re out driving.



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: August 07, 2021 04:52AM
Mid-almost-coastal Maine:
Natural:
Hurricanes (Heavy seas, storm tides)
Blizzards (Heavy seas, storm tides)
Drought

Un-:
Tourists
Politicians
Poor life choices
Lack of anger management skills



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: davester
Date: August 07, 2021 11:06AM
San Francisco Bay Area wildland-urban interface:

Wildfires, earthquakes, landslides, absurd housing prices, dogs and cats living together!

We also have giant redwoods that tower over the house and would destroy the house if one ever came down. Doesn't seem likely but you never know.

Other than that everything's lovely.



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Re: Which natural disasters is your location subject to?
Posted by: davec
Date: August 07, 2021 11:08AM
Iowa- tornado, derecho (100+mph winds can do a lot of damage), flooding, drought, blizzards



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