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Old 05-24-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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If you are planning to buy a house you should factor in the cost of earthquake insurance. It is expensive but came in handy after the 1994 quake.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If you are planning to buy a house you should factor in the cost of earthquake insurance. It is expensive but came in handy after the 1994 quake.

Also have installed an earthquake gas shut off valve. About $250 installed??
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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Sounds like it isn't a worry to you guys. Looking at that huge tornado in OK scared me a lot more. I guess I'll forget about the earthquake thing and just prepare for one.
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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You have more chance to escape with your lives in a quake at the expense of your property and belongings than you would if you were in tornado/hurricane alley. If one of those strike you, both you and belongings are bye bye.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You have more chance to escape with your lives in a quake at the expense of your property and belongings than you would if you were in tornado/hurricane alley. If one of those strike you, both you and belongings are bye bye.
That's one way of looking at it. The other way is, unless you are within a couple hundred yards (or something like that...OK, maybe a half mile?) of a tornado's path I don't think severe damage is likely - I may be wrong - someone chime in with more details. There are other people, say a mile away who are there to help and they themselves had no damage.

An earthquake is often pretty widespread, lots of infrastructure loss. No warnings either.


Tornado Paths near Huntsville Alabama.



This should get an Academy Award for tornado videos:


YouTube - INCREDIBLE TORNADO VIDEO!! May 4, 2007 - Ellis Co., OK

And of course someone made a tornado music video:


YouTube - Tornado
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Obama playing field
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Gosh, why on earth would anyone want to live round that tornado mapped area? lmao
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Gosh, why on earth would anyone want to live round that tornado mapped area? lmao
High paying jobs, good schools, stable housing $100-$150/sqft, no traffic, less social problems, mostly mild climate, year round outdoor activities.

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I think the graphic is something like 50 years worth of tornadoes.

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Old 05-24-2008, 11:02 PM
 
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Since I have occasionally rented in highrise apartment buildings, I do worry a little about them. One thing I learned from other people who were stuck in highrise apartment buildings in the Northridge earthquake -- If your building is in really bad condition (condemned) chances are, you will not be allowed to retrieve anything from the building once you leave it. That means you will lose family photos and any other family momentos.

Because of this, I've rented a storage space in a place that has storage units that are all ground level -- and pretty much earthquake-proof (most of the building is steel). I put family photos and stuff that's really important in it. I also rent a safety deposit box. The storage unit and safety deposit box are cheap for the peace of mind they give.
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:07 PM
 
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High paying jobs, good schools, stable housing $100-$150/sqft, no traffic, less social problems, mostly mild climate, year round outdoor activities.
???? I thought you loved Colorado?
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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???? I thought you loved Colorado?
I do. Career opportunity for me in Alabama. Should get the full relo and a hefty relo incentive from my employer. Want to move to a street with more kids on it. Right now we un-lucked out with a street with no kids. Want to get to more of a conventional neighborhood, no big lots, higher kids density. Looking at a place called Hampton Cove south of Huntsville. Wife wants warmer too.

We'd be going from this (Pikes Peak in the background)



To this: (Hampton Cove)



More conventional with smaller, normal sized lots, more kids:

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/charles_ucsb/DSC_3696.jpg (broken link)
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