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View Poll Results: What State has the average 80 degree weather lots of sun, little rain, and is safe from natural disa
Florida 1 1.96%
California 9 17.65%
Hawaii 12 23.53%
North Carolina 6 11.76%
South Carolina 3 5.88%
Texas 6 11.76%
Arkansas 3 5.88%
Tennessee 6 11.76%
Georgia 10 19.61%
Nevada 29 56.86%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-04-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Phoenix, Arizona. The only thing they have is the heat.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Hawaii and Nevada

The Southern states get very fierce storms and California is plagued with wildfires.

I know Hawaii has volcanoes but I don't hear much about frequent eruptions. Nevada has earthquakes but they seem rare and minor.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I haven't heard of too many earthquakes or mudslides in New Mexico or Arizona...... those seem to be a CA problem for the most part


I know earthquakes are possible here but its not something that happens and if it does I doubt anyone would even feel it and I've never heard of a mudslide in NM either.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Mudslides, wildfires, earthqukes...

Again, no place is "safe".
Actually, the Southwest does not suffer from wildfires because it's mostly desert... Not forest...

All the other states have wildfires, earthquakes, volcanoes (California, Hawaii) or hurricanes (all Atlantic and Gulf states) AND tornadoes. All Southern states are susceptible to those.

I'd say Arizona or Nevada.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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Probably interior parts of Georgia and Texas. Atlanta and Austin don't get hit with hurricanes as lets say Savannah or Houston which are closer to the coast, although they may get an occasional tornado. Nevada is pretty seismically active state. Reno and Vegas occasionally get hit by earthquakes, but not like California. Arizona, probably the safest, although not listed.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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No such place.

The South & Gulf coasts are prone to hurricanes. Interior sections can receive tornados. Both areas (believe it or not) are susceptable to earthquakes! Flooding can happen everywhere.

Every place has a risk.
Say WHAT?
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Say WHAT?
Yeah, Houston has over 300 active faults.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Yeah, Houston has over 300 active faults.
Oh, seriously, jluke; do you consider Houston an earthquake risk?
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Surprise, AZ
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Hawaii and Nevada

The Southern states get very fierce storms and California is plagued with wildfires.

I know Hawaii has volcanoes but I don't hear much about frequent eruptions. Nevada has earthquakes but they seem rare and minor.
Although not frequent, Hawaii is prone to receiving hurricanes (tropical cyclones) or tropical storms, and earthquakes (the last major one being in late 2006 - a 6.6 magnitude just north of Kona, followed by a 5.8, then a 4.8). I had just left Kona a few days prior to this. Earthquakes in Hawaii (especially near the Big Island), like along the West Coast (Nevada included) are a weekly, if not daily event (most are just not felt).

I say AZ is the safest from natural disaster. Even then, once in a great while, we may receive the remnants of a tropical storm or hurricane off the western coast of Mexico or Baja California Peninsula, but again, that doesn't happen too often.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Oh, seriously, jluke; do you consider Houston an earthquake risk?
Houston is at risk of an earthquake? C'mon.

Any fault we lie on is nothing like San Andreas or the powderkeg New Madrid lying directly beneath Memphis and St. Louis.
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