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Old 11-03-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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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.
Tornado sirens in general, depending on how they sound, can be unnerving. Chicago's sound like something out of Silent Hill.


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Old 11-03-2015, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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No real scarey natural disasters in Southern New England .. we may get brushed by a weakened hurricane once every 10 yrs, but its ususaly only places right on the water that get affected. We get occasional blizzards, but I wouldnt call them a natural disaster. I think theyre kinda fun
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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In NYC its blizzards mainly, and the occassional hurricane. You get warning for both though. Unlike an earthquake in Cali. Rarely we've had a tornado.
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Southern California:

Tsunamis - This one really used to scare me as a kid, but I know now that there is ample warning time, and great tsunami evacuation routes where I live.
Tsunamis are not much of a threat to Southern California. Northern California is in much more of a danger zone. The Tsunami caused by the 9.2 magnitude 1964 Alaska earthquake caused a lot of damage in and around Crescent City, California.
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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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.
I'm 30 miles to the East, and even here, the New Madrid is the only natural disaster I fear. I don't even want to think about what happens here in Central Kentucky if that thing lets loose.
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:54 AM
 
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Tornado sirens in general, depending on how they sound, can be unnerving. Chicago's sound like something out of Silent Hill.

Tornado sirens/warning sirens in general are pretty cool. There's whole online communities devoted to them. I think Memphis/Shelby county has the best collection of rare sirens still operating in the country. They test them every Wednesday it's creepy/cool as hell to be there on test day.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:40 AM
 
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In New England hurricanes even though they don't compare to the Carolina's or Florida
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Here in the Twin Cities, there is a very slight threat of tornadoes, but it's nothing in comparison to the southern Midwest and Southern Great Plains (or even parts of the Deep South, which seems to get deadly tornadoes routinely).

Along the rivers there's also some flood risk, but most homes aren't built in floodplains, anyway. Only in the most epic, severe of floods are homeowners affected.
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:48 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Tornado sirens/warning sirens in general are pretty cool. There's whole online communities devoted to them. I think Memphis/Shelby county has the best collection of rare sirens still operating in the country. They test them every Wednesday it's creepy/cool as hell to be there on test day.
I guess I just grew up with ones that sound like an air raid was about to happen, rather than the Chicago ones that sound like zombies are on their way.
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Old 11-04-2015, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I have absolutely no fear of natural disssters. I travel the world without bothering myself with any considerations of such things.
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