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View Poll Results: What natural disasters have you been in?
Hurricane 11 18.03%
Flood 3 4.92%
Earthquake 17 27.87%
Tornando 5 8.20%
Wild Fire 2 3.28%
Blizzard 12 19.67%
Ice Storm 9 14.75%
Other 2 3.28%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-12-2008, 08:37 PM
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In the same house in SW Missouri, I have experienced tornadoes, ice storms, and flooding. We have only lived here about a year. Looking forward to getting out of here asap! Yes-tornado and ice storm were plural on purpose. Just a few months ago, an F4 tornado tore through just 2 miles south of our house and killed 14 people. It was the closest call we have had, but there have been other close ones as well. Definately ones that caused damage (our house was built in 2005 and has had two new roofs put on due to storm damage-one prior to use moving in).Just a couple months before that, we were on our third ice storm. ah, Missouri weather! haha
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:54 AM
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In my opinion, disasters cannot be avoided but you can safeguard using emergency preparedness product.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:05 AM
Location: Jersey City
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Several hurricanes down on the Outer Banks of NC
Several blizzard events in Virginia and New Jersey
Several ice storms in Virginia and New Jersey
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:27 AM
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Lived in Iowa for 22 years, Chicago for 7.

Been through dozens of tornado warnings, but never actually seen one ( I think a vast majority of people in the midwest are in that boat).

I wouldn't call a blizzard a natural disaster. It's just something that happens and throws your life outta whack for 24 hours. Everything is normally back up and functioning fine within 36 hours at the most.

I've been in two floods in Iowa. One in 1993 that shut down our town for about 3 months. That was one hell of a summer. We lived and breathed the flood, it just dominated everything for months on end. It was actually quite facinating to see it pour down rain on almost a daily basis. Not just the random storm either. We had days on end with 2, 3, 4, 5 inches of rain coming down at once.

The other I went through via my parents was the flood this year in Iowa. Much much quicker than the one in 1993. I think it was less than a week from beginning to end, but the result was something far more horrific than in 1993. It was more wall of water coming through town than the gradual yet consistant water in 1993. To have a river that's normally 8 feet.....all time high 20 feet.....crest at 33 feet. Never in a million years did anyone see that happening.

Even when it was going on everyone, including the towns, were in a state of denial. It just couldn't happen. Unfortunately it did.

It would be like 4 feet of water flooding the White House. In 150 years, these areas never even thought once about being flooded.

There SHOULD be 4 sets of bridges in this photo. They're all under 5 feet of water. Initial warnings said they MIGHT have to be closed. This didn't even cross anyone's mind....

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Old 11-14-2008, 08:31 PM
Location: The Woods
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Floods, blizzards, ice storms, a small earthquake once...
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