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Old 06-02-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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Albany, NY
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Where is Albuquerque NM ????????
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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That's gotta be a lie. Everyday El Paso almost blows away with their constant 97,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 MPH winds that never seem to stop blowing...
its windy at certain times of the year, but not hurricane type winds.
I'll take a wind over everything else on this thread.
In fact I wouldn't even put wind alone in the natural disaster category
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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Saint Paul would be safe if you took out Blizzards, Thunder storms, Tornado warnings, Floods, High humidity and Sub zero temperatures.
Do Blizzards even count as natural disasters, I mean if you get several a year every year, its not really a disaster.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Boise,Helena & Bangalore
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In my opinion the state of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana are the most safest place to live in USA from Natural Disaster.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Phoenix, summer 2011


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Old 06-12-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Chesapeake, Virginia, gets a Category 2 Hurricane every 43 years.
http://www.globaldatavault.com/img/m...icane-risk.jpg

Erie, Pa, has the sixth heaviest annual snowfall of any US city (>100K). More than 11,000 Americans are treated every year for snow-shoveling injuries, much much more than the number injured by tornadoes..
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/...sits-annually/

Fort Wayne,, Indiana, has a higher risk of Tornadoes than the whole state of Iowa, higher than such places as Hollis OK and Colby KS.
http://www.usa.com/fort-wayne-in-nat...s-extremes.htm

InGrand Rapids, Michigan, in 1956, 18 people were killed by a tornado. Grand Rapids newspapers are editorializing about the unacceptable risk of people there freezing to death.
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-r...aths_in_m.html

Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a lot colder than Grand Rapids.

So much for the top five. Where does BS like this come from?

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Old 06-12-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Do Blizzards even count as natural disasters, I mean if you get several a year every year, its not really a disaster.
Only to people who never lived in an area that has them. I've driven many miles through blizzards and thunderstorms over the years. I'd like to see someone drive through a tornado. A natural disaster does major destruction and has the potential for significant loss of life. I always thought living in the general Green Bay area that I was safer than everywhere else. Where I grew up (northern Door County), we didn't even have tornados. No poisonous bugs or snakes, no predator animals to worry about, etc., very safe.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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Saint Paul would be safe if you took out Blizzards, Thunder storms, Tornado warnings, Floods, High humidity and Sub zero temperatures.
Along with derechos/straight line winds, and even wildfires. We haven't had any major wildfires here any time recently. or even for a long time, but it can get really dry and windy here, and when it does, the Twin Cities are often at very high risk for wildfires. They just don't seem to happen very often.

People also underestimate blizzards. Yes, we get them decently often, but those are usually just bad snowstorms, not true, full out blizzards. What people don't realize is that blizzards to have a huge potential for loss of life.

Here's your average dangers from a blizzard:

2) High winds, ice, and snow cause low visibility and slippery roads, making it extremely dangerous for cars, light rail, and airplanes.

3) High snow totals can shut down transportation, and if the snow is enough, can cause people problems with being trapped in homes and vehicles, and can literally shut down the city.

4) High winds from blizzards mixed with icy snow can hurt people very badly (cut them) if they are outside.

5) High winds from blizzards and low temperatures can make it deadly just to walk outside.

But here's what can make blizzards in the Upper Midwest really dangerous:

First of all, a lot of snow can collapse homes and buildings (like the storm that collapsed the Metrodome, or the big snow storm in Owatonna this past May), which kills people and costs a lot of money.

Second of all, very high winds, very low temperatures, and high snow combined do cause a natural disaster that can kill a lot of people. High snow totals bury houses and roads, and then snow plows are often taken off of the roads. When you have a blizzard with winds 60-70mph+, that can knock out power lines. When you knock out power, people lose heating. When people lose heating, their houses begin to become the same temperature as outside, which if that is below 0, the houses get colder quicker. People then die of hypothermia, especially during the night, when they end up sleeping and not staying active. (People also try to light fires for warmth, which if gone wrong, can spread and burn down large amounts of neighborhoods, due to the dry air and inaccessibility of the fire department.) Also, it is hard for rescue efforts to occur, because of the large amount of snow burying everything. Now imagine all of that happening in the middle of a big city in large quantities. It hasn't happened yet, but it is overwhelmingly possible. Blizzards can indeed have high death tolls, from on the highways to homes without power. Not to mention the fact that large snow totals can pile up on the weak roofs of poorly or even well built houses, which can cause the roofs to collapse under the weight. People can't always go outside to get the snow off of their roofs, because the cold air or wind would kill them by either hypothermia or by falling.

People from warm states don't know all of the possibilities of disaster that blizzards can have.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: NJ
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10 Safest Cities in America From Natural Disasters

1. Chesapeake, VA
2. Erie, PA
3. Fort Wayne, IN
4. Grand Rapids, MI
5. Green Bay, WI
6. Henderson, NV
7. Phoenix, AZ
8. Provo, UT
9. St. Paul, MN
10. Stamford, CT

Interesting. Personally, I think it's a mistake to put any coastal city on the list, so that takes care of Chesapeake. Phoenix also strikes me as risky given its precarious water situation. Same goes for Henderson, NV.
Stamford? well someone didnt think this through...I guess sandy doesnt count
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