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Old 09-03-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Another thought where on city data do I find out more about reps etc so I can respond in kind. Maybe I need City Data for Dummies
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I was in Truckee the year of many forest fires (2004?), no way would I move to a place with fires. Seeing the burned out hillsides and the path of the fires was very depressing. Bad enough problems dealing with hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. I wonder if there is a map that shows the areas of the US most risk-free from natural disasters?


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If I were to ever move back to California it would probably not be to Sacramento where my daughter and grandson live but to the foothills and above--places like Placerville, Pollock Pines, Truckee etc.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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Here is a link to natural disaster threat level in North AmericaNatural Disaster Threat Maps There are several maps.....one for each type of disaster.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Here is a link to natural disaster threat level in North AmericaNatural Disaster Threat Maps There are several maps.....one for each type of disaster.
Thanks, can't wait to see where the "safe" areas are. Probably few, given all the natural disasters of late.

Just had a full day of tag sale (never had one before I moved). Did it with a friend, and we're back on tomorrow. I am wiped out. Certainly feeling my age. I will never buy anything again other than shoes, underwear, and food.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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I am much more wary of hurricanes than tornados. Hurricanes can cause great damage over wide areas, whereas tornados cause damage over relatively confined areas. Not to lessen the horrible destruction and death caused by tornados, but as a veteran of ~ 7 hurricanes, I would not be hesitant to live in an area that is more prone to tornados. Btw, there are tornados often found within the hurricanes, esp. in the northeast quadrant of a storm.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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Thanks, can't wait to see where the "safe" areas are. Probably few, given all the natural disasters of late.

Just had a full day of tag sale (never had one before I moved). Did it with a friend, and we're back on tomorrow. I am wiped out. Certainly feeling my age. I will never buy anything again other than shoes, underwear, and food.
I've stopped buying 'stuff'! I have also been visiting a local Goodwill Superstore for clothes. I've purchased some great cotton blouses for our hot summer......~ 6 months long summer~
 
Old 09-04-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Welcome to the thread! Wisteria has not posted here for quite some time because of work comittments.

I am retired and live in NE Tennessee (Tri-Cities) which is a very retirement friendly area. However, quite a bit of pollen allergies around here but do not know if it is any worse than Nashville. If you wish to remain in Tennessee, you might want to look at Cookeville or Crossville. Very friendly retirement areas. Knoxville is a great town/city and probably much more retirement friendly than Nashville. Don't know anything about KY.
SCBaker,

Thanks for the hello!
I have decided to stay in TN, and NE Tennessee (Tri-Cities) area is where I plan to relocate to in about three years. Right now looking at Kingsport. Kingsports has the activities and shopping I love. Already have my relocation package and plan to go on a road trip next year to Kingsport. Do have allergies and learning to live with them.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I live north of Nashville in TN. The allergies in this area are not as bad as towards Knoxville, etc.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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Here is a link to more information about Lafayette & West Lafayette, Indiana. Sounds wonderful!http://www.lafayette.in.gov/egov/doc...619_621063.pdf
 
Old 09-04-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: SW US
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Here is a link to more information about Lafayette & West Lafayette, Indiana. Sounds wonderful!http://www.lafayette.in.gov/egov/doc...619_621063.pdf
I used to drive from Ohio to Chicago. I got stuck in Lafayette once in a huge snowstorm. That might be something to consider.
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