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Old 07-23-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: el paso texas
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Everybody knocks el paso for being boring, call me a chicken, but i rather be safe, than live in a city with hurricanes, tornados, floods, snowstorms, etc etc....I just dont think i could live in a city, where every year i would have to rebuild, im serious, i dont care if its the #1 most entertaining city in the world. L.A, has numerous entertainment options, but u never know, when a big earthquake could hit, so im going to stay here, if i need to be entertained, ill take a vacation, thank u!!!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Everybody knocks el paso for being boring, call me a chicken, but i rather be safe, than live in a city with hurricanes, tornados, floods, snowstorms, etc etc....I just dont think i could live in a city, where every year i would have to rebuild, im serious, i dont care if its the #1 most entertaining city in the world. L.A, has numerous entertainment options, but u never know, when a big earthquake could hit, so im going to stay here, if i need to be entertained, ill take a vacation, thank u!!!!
BLAH BLAH BLAH.. BLAH. Yeah I would not live anywhere in California either. But Hurricanes are not all that bad really.. Lots of people live on the coast and they get a few days warning.. Hurricanes don't bother me. Earthquakes, yeah they bother me.. Tornadoes yeah they bother me. But El Paso has its fair share of natural disasters as well.. Drought, & Earth Quakes both effect El Paso. Oh and El Paso is also Fire Prone. No matter where one calls home there are benefits and hindrances, the good and the bad.. what one finds an acceptable balance between them all.

So really El Paso is no different than any other place.. you could be the victim of a flash flood, or a fire, and have to rebuild. Thats right El Paso also floods. See another natural disaster to worry about. And Mud Slides too.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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BLAH BLAH BLAH.. BLAH. Yeah I would not live anywhere in California either. But Hurricanes are not all that bad really.. Lots of people live on the coast and they get a few days warning.. Hurricanes don't bother me. Earthquakes, yeah they bother me.. Tornadoes yeah they bother me. But El Paso has its fair share of natural disasters as well.. Drought, & Earth Quakes both effect El Paso. Oh and El Paso is also Fire Prone. No matter where one calls home there are benefits and hindrances, the good and the bad.. what one finds an acceptable balance between them all.

So really El Paso is no different than any other place.. you could be the victim of a flash flood, or a fire, and have to rebuild. Thats right El Paso also floods. See another natural disaster to worry about. And Mud Slides too.

Pick your house in the right area and you won't be bothered by floods or mudslides. Hurricanes...............lost my house in one. Hadn't had a hurricane in 45 years there. I close on my house.. and whamo----37 days later... say hello to Hurricane Charley. And we weren't supposed to get the hurricane either.. it was headed to Tampa Bay. As long as I was in the cone, I got out with the car filled with all that was near and dear to my heart and headed across Alligator Alley to the east coast. The next morning while watching the weather on a Miami station, I watched in horror as Charley made a hard right turn..........right into my neighborhood.

That's another income tax free state off my list.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Pick your house in the right area and you won't be bothered by floods or mudslides. Hurricanes...............lost my house in one. Hadn't had a hurricane in 45 years there. I close on my house.. and whamo----37 days later... say hello to Hurricane Charley. And we weren't supposed to get the hurricane either.. it was headed to Tampa Bay. As long as I was in the cone, I got out with the car filled with all that was near and dear to my heart and headed across Alligator Alley to the east coast. The next morning while watching the weather on a Miami station, I watched in horror as Charley made a hard right turn..........right into my neighborhood.

That's another income tax free state off my list.
Thats not so much True anymore.. My Grandmother had owned the house we now own since it was built in 1960. Never had any floods ever here, that is until the city built the huge dam, also known as a loop 375 off ramp at the end of our street, now every year for the last 5-6 years we have had flooding... and mud. Brand new houses out in a plains area here in N.E. El Paso, had 4-6 feet of water and mud go though there brand new houses... also not a flood zone.

My Sister also went though Charlie, she was at the Air Force base out there... so I have an idea of what your talking about.

I lived in Gulfport Mississippi, that whole area was worst hit than New Orleans by Katrina.. so I know first hand what a Hurricane can do. Still they don't bother me.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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Everybody knocks el paso for being boring, call me a chicken, but i rather be safe, than live in a city with hurricanes, tornados, floods, snowstorms, etc etc....I just dont think i could live in a city, where every year i would have to rebuild, im serious, i dont care if its the #1 most entertaining city in the world. L.A, has numerous entertainment options, but u never know, when a big earthquake could hit, so im going to stay here, if i need to be entertained, ill take a vacation, thank u!!!!
To me the only thing missing are lakes and rivers -- otherwise how can a place be boring when the sun comes out ever day and the weather is always very pleasant?

To me boring is when you have to stay indoors because it's raining all day or blizzarding, or there's a tornado blowing around. Some people live in places that have a little more to do in the summer as far as a lot of water sports, but then they have 6 months of snow and have to spend money to get to a sunny place so they don't go crazy.

I suppose it's got to do with what someone finds boring but every day a perfect day as far as weather doesn't bore me.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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To me the only thing missing are lakes and rivers -- otherwise how can a place be boring when the sun comes out ever day and the weather is always very pleasant?

To me boring is when you have to stay indoors because it's raining all day or blizzarding, or there's a tornado blowing around. Some people live in places that have a little more to do in the summer as far as a lot of water sports, but then they have 6 months of snow and have to spend money to get to a sunny place so they don't go crazy.

I suppose it's got to do with what someone finds boring but every day a perfect day as far as weather doesn't bore me.
Snow Boarding, Snow Skiing, Ice Hockey.. those people live for the Winter sports.. so for them the Oppressive Heat is bad, very bad. I think El Paso is too hot to be honest.. I loved Boise ID, for Biking and hiking and all that.. it was never too hot, and if it was Bogus Basin was a short drive away so were lakes and forest that would get you away form the heat.

Cold is easier to deal with.. you can always put more on.. you can only take so much off.

But yeah I understand your POV.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I can do without the Tornado warnings here in ATX. We had a tornado touchdown just 3 miles from my house a couple of months ago. She danced around the city and fortunately nobody was hurt.

I'd rather deal with dry heat and humid heat any day. Tornadoes vs Dust Storms...hmmm I will take the dust storms.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Mo City, TX
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Everybody knocks el paso for being boring, call me a chicken, but i rather be safe, than live in a city with hurricanes, tornados, floods, snowstorms, etc etc....I just dont think i could live in a city, where every year i would have to rebuild, im serious, i dont care if its the #1 most entertaining city in the world. L.A, has numerous entertainment options, but u never know, when a big earthquake could hit, so im going to stay here, if i need to be entertained, ill take a vacation, thank u!!!!
What, you want to live for ever?
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: el paso texas
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no but atleast past 45 lol
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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People can lock themselves in insulated boxes and be safe, but it ain't much of a life.

El Paso has its share of floods, as we were reminded this past week. We also have severe sand/wind storms, as well as hail storms and the brewing drug wars right across the border. Oh, and, BTW...earthquakes do hit El Paso. There's a nice fault line running along the Franklins.

Sleep tight!
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