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Old 11-01-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Personally I would perfer a place that is more prone to natural disasters as they are better prepared and know how to handle such a situation better than a place where the people sit around and sing about how safe they are from everything. Reminds me of a shipping company 100 years ago that thought 20 lifeboats was enough for a 46,000 ton ship...
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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Personally I would perfer a place that is more prone to natural disasters as they are better prepared and know how to handle such a situation better than a place where the people sit around and sing about how safe they are from everything. Reminds me of a shipping company 100 years ago that thought 20 lifeboats was enough for a 46,000 ton ship...
You mean like New Orleans?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Denver/Atlanta
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The Front Range has experienced over $4 billion in wind/hail losses in the last four years and over $800 million in firestorm damage. Homeowners rates are increasing anywhere from 25% to 49% this year alone and 2 major insurance companies have left the state. If you own a home, hold on to your wallet!
No place is completely free from natural disaster, but Denver is pertty moderate imo.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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No place is completely free from natural disaster, but Denver is pertty moderate imo.
As an insurance agent and native, I agree. The issue appears to be the exponential growth of the region eastward. 20 years ago, there was nothing out there to damage.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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Charlotte...
It is not on the coast-has no major river flowing through it's city center-no major faults for earthquakes-not in the desert-mountains are three hours away
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:29 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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You mean like New Orleans?
I can't say I'd consider building a city that is at or just below sea level right next to a giant river in a swampy area prone to massive hurricanes to be greatest idea to begin with.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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Charlotte...
It is not on the coast-has no major river flowing through it's city center-no major faults for earthquakes-not in the desert-mountains are three hours away
But can't it get hit by hurricanes?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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But can't it get hit by hurricanes?
Not when your 200 miles inland from the coast.

I would imagine the bigges threat for Charlotte would come from tornadoes.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I can't say I'd consider building a city that is at or just below sea level right next to a giant river in a swampy area prone to massive hurricanes to be greatest idea to begin with.
Read a book on the history of New Orleans. There were reasons for where it is.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Indianapolis is a very safe city from natural disasters. The only natural disaster we have to worry about is tornados. Which I would take anyday over earthquakes and hurricanes etc.

Last edited by JMT; 11-05-2012 at 10:45 AM.. Reason: Removed off topic comments.
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