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Old 11-02-2015, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX sucks
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Dallas:
1) Tornadoes.
2) Flooding.
3) ebola
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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In the Philly metro, not much. It's not that things don't happen, but they don't happen often enough to worry.
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Wildfires/Mudslides - Contrary to popular belief, I would wager that only about 20-30% of Californians actually live in a fire/mudslide prone area. I'm being very generous with that assumption. Anyway I live miles and miles from the nearest one, so these don't scare me.
My guess would be like half that. I think a higher % of people in the San Diego area live in a wildfire prone area because of all the canyons that extend all the way to the coast. LA/OC is pretty built up from the base of the mountains/hills to the ocean.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The only thing I really worry about in my immediate area is earthquakes, I don't think it's really prone to anything else that serious.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Here in Phoenix its wildfires that spook me. Luckily none get overly close. Nothing worse than seeing smoke billowing on the horizon and homes being evacuated. All it takes is a big wind storm to take hold and this place will go up like tinder.

Back in IL, it was tornadoes that freaked me out. I never saw one, but there were watches each year, it never failed. When the sirens would go off at night, it was unnerving. Daylight warnings never bothered me, but night was a different story.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Here in Indianapolis, I can't see there being much in the way of disaster threat.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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The people who should fear earthquakes who probably don't are residents of St. Louis. They sit on top of one of the largest faults in the US, and their infrastructure isn't built to withstand massive earthquakes. It's a ticking time bomb.
So St. Louis has earthquakes, floods, extreme heat and humidity, tornados, blizzards, hail, and freezing rain.

How much is homeowner's insurance there?
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:37 AM
 
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Here in Florida its obviously hurricanes. I live in Jacksonville currently, and our last direct hit was Dora in 1964. Statistically speaking we are long over due and should take a direct hit by the end of 2016. Hurricanes don't really scare me though as you get an advanced warning unlike say an earthquake. If its a 1,2, or 3 ill probabaly wait it out, but a 4 or 5 and i am headed out of town!
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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I guess here in NC it would be severe thunderstorms that could potentially produce tornados. Flooding can get bad but I wouldn't say it's life threatening most of the time. It would be scary living in Moore, Oklahoma right in the center of tornado alley. From the pictures I've seen it looks like a beautiful city that sadly has been struck by two of the strongest EF5 tornados ever to hit the United States. I couldn't live somewhere being concerned about each and every thunderstorm being the one that could potentially wipe my life away.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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So St. Louis has earthquakes, floods, extreme heat and humidity, tornados, blizzards, hail, and freezing rain.

How much is homeowner's insurance there?
So it's Midwestern, minus the earthquakes. Major flooding (like in '93) isn't a regular occurrence, although more people probably have insurance for flooding than they do for earthquakes. The fault line in question has hasn't had a "a big one" since the early 1810s.
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