What natural disaster occurs in your area the most?

Michele Michele
I'm from California where Earthquakes were common. I now live in the south where severe storms/tornado weather is the norm. I honestly, don't think I'll ever get use to these storms!

People back home ask how I could live somewhere with storms such as these. I just tell them that at least I know when bad weather is going to strike but, you never know when an earthquake will happen.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Earthquake
gypsymama , Gunsmoke , ghalik , GONE! , 31 Flavors , ciderspider , tA , amandaco2011 , SweetGeekGirlD , amazon , Tuesday , Kissy , dv8
13
Tornado
Michele , gypsymama , Talena , Alura Une , darthkitt3n , Missy May , BlooJay , Peggi , P'Gell , OhMy! , sexxxkitten , Maximusx , vanilla&chocolate , MissBre , Ms. N , Hallmar82 , Bullfroggy and Rose , XYCopperheadSly , HannahPanda , AshMegYo , CinLuvsBre
21
Hurricane
Wide Awake Daydream , gypsymama , Bittenflame , Alura Une , G&L , VietnAMAZING , - Kira - , Chilipepper , Peggi , *Camoprincess* , sexxxkitten , Ms. N , DustBunny , AshMegYo , jryder3891 , namelesschaos
16
Severe Thunderstorms
Michele , Wide Awake Daydream , gypsymama , Upyourreviews , xMila , js250 , sktb0007 , Bittenflame , Talena , GONE! , kendra30752 , kawigrl , Loriandhubby , Allison.Wilder , Stagger13 , darthkitt3n , pasdechat , booboo111926 , LovesAPoet , Missy May , BlooJay , chantalgiardina , ejrbrndps , Beck , LoveYouLikeThat , Kitka , - Kira - , Chilipepper , Peggi , Kat. , Allstars316 , jennifur77 , ToyTimeTim , P'Gell , Melan!e , OhMy! , Rin (aka Nire) , *Camoprincess* , sexxxkitten , Maximusx , vanilla&chocolate , Sinfully , MissBre , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Terri69 , Ms. N , Hallmar82 , XYCopperheadSly , DustBunny , HannahPanda , AshMegYo , jryder3891 , KyotoAngel
53
Tsunami
gypsymama , ghalik
2
Floods
Michele , gypsymama , js250 , Bittenflame , Talena , KrissyNovacaine , Loriandhubby , Mwar , ejrbrndps , LoveYouLikeThat , Kitka , - Kira - , Chilipepper , Peggi , P'Gell , OhMy! , sexxxkitten , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Ms. N , Tuesday , Hallmar82 , jryder3891 , KyotoAngel
23
Fire
gypsymama , js250 , Ryuson , ghalik , Loriandhubby , LovesAPoet , married with children , *Camoprincess*
8
Landslides
gypsymama , ghalik , GONE!
3
Total votes: 139 (74 voters)
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Upyourreviews Upyourreviews
I'd love to live in a place where none of those happen and it's always 75 degrees!
06/05/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
I actually picked all of the choices as I have been in EVERY one of those disasters

I have lived all over the country and it seems every place I live I get to experience at least one natural disaster. I can say after living through all of them, the one that scares me the most is fire. That one scares the living crap out of me!!!
06/05/2012
xMila xMila
Thunderstorms, but I wouldn't call them severe.
06/05/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I'm in SO CA and chose earthquake - but upon reflection that's not true - major fires are more common.
06/05/2012
js250 js250
Severe fires, thunderstorms and avalanches are the major issues where I live.
06/05/2012
Talena Talena
you had no OTHER category...We also have Microbursts and Microbursts. They are similar to a tornado but only move in one direction instead of swirling around and are much more brief.
06/05/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Luckily, living in a fairly moist, mountainous desert we really only have to worry about the fires!
06/05/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
Floods mostly but earthquakes nearby just not in my exact area.
06/05/2012
GONE! GONE!
Earthquakes are the most known for my area but imo we get severe storms and landslides way more often than earthquakes.
06/05/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by Michele
I'm from California where Earthquakes were common. I now live in the south where severe storms/tornado weather is the norm. I honestly, don't think I'll ever get use to these storms!

People back home ask how I could live somewhere ... More
We actually had never experienced ANY truly harsh damage from weather in my area until May of last year. We'd had severe storms plenty of times, but nothing more severe than some power outages and the occasional trees down, and some roof damage. That's about the only type of damage we'd ever had in this area and it wasn't common. We were hit last year with several tornadoes all in one day. It was truly the scariest day of most of our lives. We aren't used to anything more than some thunder and then we were all woken up at 8AM with sudden tornadoes that lasted well into the night. I won't ever forget it. Now, when there's storms or tornado warnings, everybody flips and we'll stay up calling, texting or posting things to take our minds off of it on FB until it passes. Our area was torn apart from it. I cannot imagine living where some people do, where it's common for these disasters to happen.
06/05/2012
31 Flavors 31 Flavors
Earthquakes. I almost miss living in tornado alley.
06/05/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
storms
06/05/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
we live in the mountains, fires and storms are about the worst here
06/05/2012
Alura Une Alura Une
Quote:
Originally posted by Upyourreviews
I'd love to live in a place where none of those happen and it's always 75 degrees!
I live in a place where hurricanes land on a somewhat regular basis and tornadoes are not too rare. Fires aren't too uncommon in nearby areas. I'm just a little scared during summer and fall. Plus, it is horribly hot most days of the year. I'd love to live in such a place where none of these things happen and it's always 75 degrees. I could tolerate that quite well!
06/05/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
I live in Minnesota so the only thing I could pick from your list was severe thunderstorms, although they don't happen often. We just get a lot of snow!
06/05/2012
Mwar Mwar
Storms and floods for us.
06/05/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
Of these, thunderstorms, but also blizzards/ice storms.
06/05/2012
G&L G&L
Hurricanes, every year at least one will hit us.
06/05/2012
Missy May Missy May
Severe Tstorms and Tornadoes. We actually live in one of the places that was badly effected last year during the april 27th disaster.
06/05/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Tornadoes and thunderstorms.
06/05/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by Michele
I'm from California where Earthquakes were common. I now live in the south where severe storms/tornado weather is the norm. I honestly, don't think I'll ever get use to these storms!

People back home ask how I could live somewhere ... More
we get thunderstorms a lot and last year we had a tornado...
06/05/2012
Beck Beck
Should have been more options. Like ice storms, mountains of snow, avalanches, and so on.

I voted for serve thunder storms, but we also have ice storms and we also get dumped on for snow.
06/05/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
Storms and floods. every few years we get a tornado (2 times in the past 2 years most recently). But mainly the storms and floods
06/05/2012
amandaco2011 amandaco2011
West coast= earthquakes.
06/05/2012
VietnAMAZING VietnAMAZING
I'm a Florida girl! Luckily my city hasn't had a direct hit in over 90 years! I'm psyched for Hurricane season now though - morbidly enough, it's really exciting.
06/05/2012
Kitka Kitka
Mostly severe thunderstorms but occasional flooding and tornados.
06/05/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Florida - hurricanes, flooding, fires (yeah, despite the humidity), tornadoes, and we've the honor of being Lightning Capital of the World.

I'd rather face a Nor'Easter.
06/05/2012
CindyH CindyH
Storms and floods.
06/05/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Thunderstorms and high winds. I live on the East coast
06/05/2012
Total posts: 62
Unique posters: 55