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Old 07-12-2011, 01:00 AM
 
Location: south coastal texas :)
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hurricanes or earthquakes =(
earthquakes because the spawn tsunamis, and hurricanes because they spawn tornadoes. areas affected by an earthquake or tornado are usually also affected by those as well. an earthquake sounds particularly horrible because it has the unpredictibility of a tornado, with capability to destroy like a hurricane. only thing is that they're rare, while major hurricanes happen all the time. personally speaking, im more afraid of a hurricane than anything else (its not very comforting to know you live close by the location of the deadliest natural disaster in US history, the galveston hurricane of 1900) if you think about it, no place is safe from natural disasters.

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Old 07-12-2011, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the Eastern Seaboard.......
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It'd probably be a tie between an earthquake and hurricane.

Here on the east coast, I think a hurricane is the most worrisome prospect. Not frequent like in the deep south, but flooding and tornadoes from hurricanes would be a pretty big problem. A earthquake can happen anytime.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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Well I live in the Bronx New York and we experienced a bit of the eartquake that happened on Auguts 23 due to the fault line in VA. But anyway. out of all the natural disasters an earthquake would be the worst because. everydat people go to and from work (buildings) and school so if an earthquake came out of the blue, depending if it's an F0, F1, F2, F3, F4, and F5 being the strongest, theose buldings will fall and severely hurt and even kill us ! At the same time a tsunami see's eye toeye with an earthquake as well, because there are tiny land like volcancoes under water which could burst at any time causing a tsunami !
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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*everyday *to eye
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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In order:

earthquake
hurricane
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flood
tornado
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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The worst kind of natural disaster has to be a massive offshore earthquake followed by a gigantic tsunami. This scenario happened twice recently, in Indonesia and in Japan, leaving the most incredible devasation one can imagine. And the loss of life in both cases was just awful.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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In order:

earthquake
hurricane
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flood
tornado
Statisticly speaking floods are by far the most Dangerous, and Damaging of those listed.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I'd probably also place it as nearly a tie between Earthquake and Hurricane. Partly that's because I'm unfamiliar with them, but I think those have the highest death tolls of disasters. (Floods of Chinese rivers are higher, but of events outside China several earthquakes appear to be higher than floods. Floods might still kill the most numerically, but that's because they're relatively common.)

Although I'd put Earthquakes a tad higher than hurricanes because you generally have far more warning with a hurricane.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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In the US, in this day and age, Hurricane. The worst earthquakes in the past 100yrs in the US combined, haven't killed the same amount as Hurricane Katrina did in 2005.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: New York City
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definately an earthquake, the main reason is because there is really no way you can prepare for them.
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