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Old 10-20-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Thanks about the map! Yeah, I've done some research and the Twin Cities always come up. Houston and Austin also sound nice as they'll probably have that Southern feel. But how are they with tornadoes? I am scared mostly of quakes and tornadoes. I don't care about floods or fires that much.
Milwaukee also doesn't get tornados:

http://icons-ak.wxug.com/graphics/wu2/Tornado_Alley.gif

Minneapolis has tornados, and all the other cities without the chance of earthquakes are in hurricane zones (except Austin/San Antonio, in tornado zones).

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Old 10-20-2014, 12:04 PM
 
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Milwaukee also doesn't get tornados:



Minneapolis has tornados, and all the other cities without the chance of earthquakes are in hurricane zones (except Austin/San Antonio, in tornado zones).
The radon levels are what you have to worry about there.
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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The radon levels are what you have to worry about there.
LOL
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Fairbanks, Alaska doesn't have earthquakes, hurricanes, or tornados, and they get less snow than Cleveland! Alaska is also an ebola-free zone. Though going from Bulgaria to Fairbanks may be a bit of a culture shock for sure, the OP at least will not have to worry about disasters. He can stay in his cabin and not have to worry about the outside world.
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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The areas without earthquakes get hurricanes, tornados, sub-zero temperatures, blizzards, severe thunderstorms and winds, and floods.
Ain't life grand!
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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Allentown, PA
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: The City
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In looking at those maps I never realized how high the St Louis was

Also as someone mentioned earlier it seem lessor earthquakes can do more damage on the EC, that relatively mild one about 4 or so years ago did considerable damage and I know even though was in VA we felt it pretty strongly in Philly pretty far away (actually made me dizzy for a few minutes, even dropped my whisky)
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Thanks about the map! Yeah, I've done some research and the Twin Cities always come up. Houston and Austin also sound nice as they'll probably have that Southern feel. But how are they with tornadoes? I am scared mostly of quakes and tornadoes. I don't care about floods or fires that much.
Houston is right in the middle of hurricane country, and gets flash floods often. They also get tornadoes on occasion. Austin is probably much safer in that regard.
Regardless, if you move to anywhere in Texas, be ready to embrace long, hot summers. The winters are also wishy washy, as it can be anything between 20 and 80 degrees during that time, but are still much milder than most parts of the country.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Dallas, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Miami look to be earthquake safe. Minneapolis, Detroit and Chicago get tornadoes and horrible cold and blizzards. Miami??? hurricanes anyone? Then there is Dallas, more twisters and outrageous heat and humidity that make Atlanta and Nashville look cool and mild in the summer. Everyplace has its threats, no place is perfectly safe.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The areas without earthquakes get hurricanes, tornados, sub-zero temperatures, blizzards, severe thunderstorms and winds, and floods.
It's always something, but some places just don't get a lot of action.
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