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Old 04-28-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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I've lived in the Midwest for 20 years, and before that in California for 36 years. Experienced earthquakes, mudslides, and wild fires during my time in CA, and tornado threats and floods in the Midwest. No, I would not move and I've never ridiculed any one on here. You take precautions and do your best under the circumstances. Unfortunately, no matter where you go, disaster can strike in one form or another.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:49 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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What's curious is your allegation. What source(s) did you use to leap to that conclusion?
Old threads on City-Data's POC forum.

I'm too old to leap anymore
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I have no risk of forest fires like so many of my friends do...along with flooding.

Btw, we have water from the snowfall this year for 2 more years they say...that is, if
we got zero...but every year there is snow to add to that.

Yes, water can be an issue...esp in the decades to come.

I live in what I consider to be a safe place.
No more Fla, no more KCMO for me.
Just driving one summer to St. Paul from the SW was scary...I didn't know
what to do as the storm clouds were getting darker....while I was IN
St. Paul a tornado touched down and ripped up many trees in a local park!

I, personally, couldn't do it...my surroundings being safe are very important for my
peace of mind.

Maybe this subject is too touchy...I didn't anticipate that. And I am sorry if
it offends people not moving away and loving their place.

I just personally couldn't do it...maybe I was in a
catastrophic event in a past life.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Haha, I just realized that those that might feel as I do ...probably
don't have computers at the moment.

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Old 04-28-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh
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Where would you move to? North Carolina had at least 6 tornadoes on Friday.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: USA
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The same people who would not move away from tornado alley seem to be the same people who deride and perceive as stupid those who live in New Orleans and that general part of the country after a hurricane.

Curious.
That's a ridiculous assessment of people you don't know. I wouldn't move from the tornado alley, but have never said anything negative about people who live in New Orleans or that general part of the world. There are many others who haven't either.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Tornado Alley covers one-third of the country--and even with boundaries that wide, some of the tornado damage this past week was in the eastern part of NC, which is not in tornado alley.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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Old threads on City-Data's POC forum.
Yeah, because that's a forum where everyone tells the facts.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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I have no risk of forest fires like so many of my friends do...along with flooding.

Btw, we have water from the snowfall this year for 2 more years they say...that is, if
we got zero...but every year there is snow to add to that.

Yes, water can be an issue...esp in the decades to come.

I live in what I consider to be a safe place.
No more Fla, no more KCMO for me.
Just driving one summer to St. Paul from the SW was scary...I didn't know
what to do as the storm clouds were getting darker....while I was IN
St. Paul a tornado touched down and ripped up many trees in a local park!

I, personally, couldn't do it...my surroundings being safe are very important for my
peace of mind.

Maybe this subject is too touchy...I didn't anticipate that. And I am sorry if
it offends people not moving away and loving their place.

I just personally couldn't do it...maybe I was in a
catastrophic event in a past life.
Catastrophic events can happen anywhere. Floods, earthquakes, sink holes, lightning strikes, etc. There's nowhere to move to that is safe; the universe is trying to kill us. At least tornadoes are familiar to those of us who live with them. They're also very unlikely to hit your particular house, unlike say living in a flood plain or forest fire zone.

Basically, moving away because of tornadoes would be really irrational, and you're more likely to die in a car accident with the moving van than you were in a tornado.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:11 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yeah, because that's a forum where everyone tells the facts.
I wasn't quoting facts; I was quoting opinions.

There really is a difference.
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