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Old 02-25-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: michigan
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Which would you rather deal with, and why?
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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The hurricane. At least you can prepare for it. If a hurricane enters or forms in the gulf and you (living along the gulf coast) aren't prepared for it, it's your fault. It's the one of all three disasters that you can literally run away from.
Now granted, the hurricane can sometimes cause more extensive damage than a tornado or small earthquakes. But I have the choice to run from it, or at least batter down for it.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Hurricaine---plenty of warning to get out.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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Tornado. It hits a relatively small area and for a short period.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Tornado, definitely. It's much easier for a city as a whole to recover from a tornado than a hurricane or an earthquake. Plus, you usually don't have widespread loss of utilities as you might expect from the other two. Usually no accompanying flooding or fires from broken gas lines either.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Tornado! I've been through plenty of tornadoes. Hurricanes develope tornadoes/floods/heavy rain/wind/etc. Earthquakes just suck big time!
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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I lived in Tornado Alley and have been in countless Tornado Warnings (My Brother is a StormChaser); I've lived in SoCal and experienced tiny earthquakes (less than 5.5); Also was in the 1978 hurricane that hit Southern New England. My worst experience was the SoCal Fires-VERY SCARY! So I'd take any of those over the Fires
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Which would you rather deal with, and why?
None of the above!
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Denver
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They all beat an erupting volcano or my ex-wife -
which is basically the same thing.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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They all beat an erupting volcano or my ex-wife -
which is basically the same thing.
lol, that was pretty funny, but i would rather deal with tornadoes beacuse they are smaller and they are usually weak.
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