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View Poll Results: Which City is most Likely to be Destroyed by Natural Disaster, or Man-made Disaster
New York 14 12.73%
Los Angeles 43 39.09%
Chicago 2 1.82%
Houston 7 6.36%
Philadelphia 1 0.91%
Phoenix 6 5.45%
San Antonio 1 0.91%
San Diego 3 2.73%
Dallas 0 0%
San Jose 3 2.73%
Boston 0 0%
Fresno 2 1.82%
Oklahoma City 21 19.09%
Minneapolis 2 1.82%
New Orleans 34 30.91%
Tyler, Tx 3 2.73%
Denver 1 0.91%
San Francisco 32 29.09%
Las Vegas 3 2.73%
Hawaii 9 8.18%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-13-2014, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Old East Dallas
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I wouldn't underestimate the volcanos in the Pacific Northwest.. roughly as many people died in the Mt. St. Helens eruption in 1980 as did in the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

Honolulu would probably be the most dangerous: volcano, earthquake, tsunami, and tropical storm threats.
I was a kid when Mt St Helens erupted.
Back then, I didn't understand why it was such a big deal.
Things on TV make things so .... detached.

But if it were to happen NOW, I'd be really afraid and sympathetic for
all the victims.

It was a really BIG deal, too.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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Honolulu would probably be the most dangerous: volcano, earthquake, tsunami, and tropical storm threats.
Actually, for climatic reasons hurricanes are rare at that latitude and so far out to sea. Tsunamis tend to die out before they get that far as well. Volcanos and earthquakes are not a worry because the active volcano constantly oozes and shifts to relieve pressure. Tropical storms...meh.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Old East Dallas
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Yeah, everyone keeps talking about L.A. and New Orleans for Hurricanes,
but what about cities that have like 10 Nuclear Reactors???
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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Earthquakes DO happen anywhere and Everywhere.
Just the other month, we had a few here in the DFW. Just small ones (2. somethings)

But they aren't reported or advertised by the media like in California.

Earthquakes , aftershocks, tremors are everywhere.
You're comparing small tremors to the threat of massive earthquakes. Massive earthquakes happen almost without fail at areas on the edges of plates. New Madrid and others are exceptions.

The threat of disasterous earthquakes in Dallas or Houston is almost NOTHING compared to the threats in Chile, Japan or California.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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Watching all these disaster movies, I really believe San Fransisco and New York would have a major man made disaster. Just my two cents.
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Why isn't Seattle or Portland included?

I selected all cities that are at high risk of earthquake, hurricane, extreme drought, or sea level rise. I didn't take into account tornadoes, as tornadoes cannot destroy an entire major city.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Old East Dallas
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Why isn't Seattle or Portland included?

I selected all cities that are at high risk of earthquake, hurricane, extreme drought, or sea level rise. I didn't take into account tornadoes, as tornadoes cannot destroy an entire major city.
I looked on Wikipedia for the top 10 list of U.S. cities.
After that, I just threw in whatever came to mind.

Seriously, tho, Seattle and Portland should have made the list.
Gave u a rep.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Old East Dallas
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Watching all these disaster movies, I really believe San Fransisco and New York would have a major man made disaster. Just my two cents.
Being 2 of the most populous cities on either side of the country,that makes sense.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:32 PM
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Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Who? Well, Houston (and yourself) would.

I don't want to derail this thread by pointing out who is a hater...
so I'll leave it at that.
LOL You will leave it at "that", because "that"( a weak accusation), is all you have. You are the one who implied that Houston was a nuclear target beyond what other major cities on your list would be. Wishful thinking on your part to be sure..

BTW why would you include Tyler Texas on that list ?

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Old 05-13-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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BTW why would you include Tyler Texas on that list ?
And "Hawaii" isn't a city either. Or even an island. haha
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