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Old 02-25-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Hurricane. I have some time to get ready and my house doesn't flood. Earthquakes is what I'd least like to go through.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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In the U.S., I would say in modern times that earthquakes have the lowest statistical chance of killing you. Hurricanes would dissuade me from living in Miami, but earthquakes would NOT dissuade me from living on the west coast. I guess a tornado would frighten me the most if I has in direct contact with one. It's the only force of nature (of the three) that you can stand in the middle of and almost certainly forfeit your life (at least an F3, F4 or F5).
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I deal with severe weather, and we've had 2 tornadoes in about 6 years.

You just kind of learn to prepare for things. Tornadoes don't cover usually as large an area as earthquakes and hurricanes. A tornado can destroy one home and leave its neighbor pretty much alone.

I'd rather deal with tornadoes.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I would say Tornadoes.

Hurricanes are ***** to have to escape from.

Earthquakes you can't escape from.... period!
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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They all beat an erupting volcano or my ex-wife -
which is basically the same thing.
Can I add mother-in-law to that?
Seeing as she lives in another state though, I'd rather deal with any of the other three disasters than a wild-fire, too many of those, too close. Also, there is the human (or non-human) stupidity associated with wild-fires that really, er, 'burns' me (sorry!). The idea of some maniac deliberately setting a fire is sickening.

The concept of storm-chasing is exciting, however it's one thing to say it, another to do it. But, since NOLA is my favorite spot on the planet, I'd better be able to deal with unpredictable weather, pronto!
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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well, I think i'd take a Tornado and Hurricane over an earthquake. At least you have warning. I never know when I'm going to have to jump out of bed at 2:30 in the morning or run outside from a building. These quakes happen so randomly and when they start you never know how big they will become or how much longer they'll last.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Hurricane.. low odds of occuring, plenty of warning.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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Hurricanes. Most are nothing to be worried about. They give kids a day or two off of school, there is plenty of time to prepare, and they even lower the temperatures for a couple of days.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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I'm basing this off of the worst possible scenario. Tornado for me. The most powerful tornado I could take, because I'd need a strong shelter underground. Hurricanes I would take next, but that torrential flooding could affect a whole lot. Earthquakes last. In the worst earthquake, your chances of survival are way down. I would think worse than the worst tornado or hurricane.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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I'm basing this off of the worst possible scenario. Tornado for me. The most powerful tornado I could take, because I'd need a strong shelter underground. Hurricanes I would take next, but that torrential flooding could affect a whole lot. Earthquakes last. In the worst earthquake, your chances of survival are way down. I would think worse than the worst tornado or hurricane.
I agree. Tornados and hurricanes for me. The worst part about earthquakes for me is they don't come with warning. I've jumped out of bed and ran for the door so many times lol
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