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Old 03-13-2008, 09:02 PM
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Missouri is beautiful. There are mountains, rivers, lakes, about any kind of topography you'd want.

Based on the sheer size of the area, your chances of getting killed in a tornado are slim, but they do happen. And earthquakes are always a possibility. And the snow would be a shock. St. Louis got 30 inches of snow this year and our area got maybe half that. It's not uncommon for summer to get into the 90s.

Missouri is beautiful, but you also have to be prepared for just about any kind of weather. So, if you're willing to deal with a few thunderstorms, heat, and snow, Missouri is wonderful. And I'm not being sarcastic, it really is. I just think the winter will be a shock.

Missouri is very affordable, though, rural areas moreso than the cities. The major metro areas are Kansas City and St. Louis, and Springfield/Branson area to a lesser extent. Branson and Springfield seem more spread out, and I believe cost less than the major cities. They're beautiful as well. The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City, and that area as well as Columbia are nice. Lake of the Ozarks is perhaps most naturally beautiful. It's pretty close to the middle of the state.

I love Missouri. It's beautiful, but you have to be prepared for any kind of weather, except for hurricanes of course.

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Old 03-13-2008, 10:17 PM
Location: Mobile, Alabama
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You and your husband would be welcome and fit in well in Mobile.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:37 AM
Location: Hawaii
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Thank you again STLCardsBlues1989 for your long response. I looked at the pictures- everything is wonderful like heaven!..still concerned by the storm, tornado and earthquake. I wonder what part in Missouri never experienced those things. I also would like to ask if you experiece having the tornado and earthquake where you live. Are you scared or you're just used to it? Also, hopefully Missouri is hiring a counselor with Master's level only. My husband never get a chance yet to sstudy to get his lisence.

kevin_1975..I'm glad that you think we are welcome and fit in Mobile. Remember I am a Filipina and my husband is Caucasian!!..
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:52 AM
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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I wouldn't worry too much about the threat of earthquake. I would compare the New Madrid fault to the threat of tsunami in Hawaii. We know it's happened in the past, but it's quite rare. It might not happen again for another two hundred years, or it could happen tomorrow...just something to be prepared for.

Tornadoes are a bigger problem. They are much more common, more like hurricanes for Hawaii. You might have a threat or two a year, maybe a touchdown in the area once every few years. Very important to prepare for those...and you get some warning in advance.

In short, I wouldn't worry about either too much. It's hard to find a place in the US that doesn't have some kind of natural disaster threat.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:44 AM
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The closest thing I have found in the states to the beauty of Hawaii is Oregon. Thats no bargain either but might be worth checking out some areas(Corvallis for starters). Also, have you looked at Western North Carolina or NC in general?. I almost moved to Asheville which is spendy but alot of neighboring communities are very nice, reasonable and growing like crazy. Nice weather, mild 4 seasons and lovely mountains.
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:20 PM
Location: Hawaii
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Thank you SharpHawkeye for your encouragement and I think you're right....

nanannie I will also check on Oregon. As I said, wherever my husband find a job that's the place we will go..My husband's co-worker and his family is moving to Oregon.

Thank you!
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