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Old 03-23-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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Back in Iowa it was the floods of 1993.

All 99 counties, the ENTIRE state was declared a disaster area. The biggest issue was that the floods didn't just rise and fall. The rain never stopped, and the state was flooded for months on end. Week after week it just RAINED AND RAINED.

Where I'm from in East Central Iowa - we received over four feet of rain in only 4 months. Over 750% of the normal rainfall.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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Mt saint Helen eruption 1980!


YouTube - Dare You To Move


Pretty cool video !
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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Hurricane Isabel (2003) and the Blizzard of '96
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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The recession and the housing bust. lol
Arizona 2008/09
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Hurricane Agnes: 12 states, 117 deaths, 3.1 billion 1972 dollars in damages

Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center - Hurricane Agnes

The picture, top row, right was taken in Wilkes-Barre, PA where I lived at the time.

Google Image Result for http://climate.met.psu.edu/features/other/worst/Agnes.jpg

The official death toll of course doesn't reflect the death toll associated with the cleanup effort. Mud and wet furniture, carpeting are very heavy.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Hurricane Ike and Tropical Storm Allison

Hurricane Ike

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Tropical Storm Allison


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Old 03-27-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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In my state, the biggest natural disasters are tropical cyclones. Due to the sparse population though it hasn't done much damage.

Around Perth it's mostly the odd bushfire or winter storm, but nothing big.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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In Indiana; probably the Nov 6, 2005 tornado that struck in the middle of the night and killed 22 people in Evansville.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: NJ
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*shrug*, we're pretty immune (knock on wood) - even the blizzards aren't too terrible. Probably Hurricane Floyd in 99 - 6 ppl died.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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Well recent the firestorm here in Victoria is apparently being classed as the greatest bushfire disaster the country has ever experienced.

So far, 210 people are confirmed to have died in the fires with around 500 injured. Victoria Police estimate that the number of people still missing may number over 30.
The fires destroyed at least 2,029 homes, 3,500 structures in total and damaged thousands more. 78 individual townships were affected and an estimated 7,500 people are homeless.

February 2009 Victorian bushfires - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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