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If a great flood comes, where do you go?

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posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:08 PM
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Maybe I have been giving into all the paranoia, but lately I have been thinking a big "What if?" on a lot of natural disaster scenarios, particularly a great flood. As I live in New Jersey and fairly close to sea level, I guess the thought combined with the fact it would actually effect me kinda got to me.

So I went a little crazy trying to plot the best place in the U.S. to flee to in a great flood scenario, and I am talking 1000 foot plus waters. To do this I first found a great map of the U.S. thanks to mapsorama to use for my overlays. Next looking at elevation levels for the U.S. I colored in water where a 1000 foot and 2000 foot rise in sea level would bring us.

1000'


2000'


Now, then going even further I figured we just went through one giant natural disaster, I don't want to put myself right in the middle of another! So I began to plot all the volcanoes, fault lines, and areas of active earthquakes (keep in mind this is just my approximation of where they are located).



Yellow lines are faults, the larger the line the more dangerous the fault.

Red circles are earthquakes, the larger circles just mean a larger area affected or greater concentration of earthquakes, not necessarily larger ones.

Blue circles are volcanoes, some may be dormant or extinct.

And finally, with all of those together, I found the safest places to flee to in the event there is a great flood.



The areas are all safe zones from the 2000' floods, the colors then expand as follows:

Red: Greatest chance of increased flooding, earthquake, eruption, tornadoes, or other natural disasters.

Yellow: Small chance of further flooding, earthquakes, or smaller disasters. Also includes areas that could be indirectly affected by a volcano, such as ash clouds.

Green: If this area floods, the the movie Waterworld predicted the future, also has a very low chance of disasters.

So there you have it, my opinion on the best places to run and hide in a disaster. May come in use some day keep it handy.




posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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I would reccomend Mt. Whitney in California, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Interestingly enough, Mt. Whitney is only about 85 miles away from Badwater California (Death Valley), the lowest point in the contiguous United States.

en.wikipedia.org...




posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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Wow~!

Im very impressed with the effort that went into this. Living in CA, I always figured in a SHTF event, I would try and make it to Colorado, since Ive pictured similar map scenarios playing out in my head. This just reinforces my stance. Thank You.

I guess that old saying "head for the hills" really does work



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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soo....

new mexico or colorado...

im in georgia....

crap i gotta move...

i like colorado though. its pretty.

imagine how nice it would be with beachfront property.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:35 PM
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Good idea!

Everyone seems to forget that CA has some badass mountain ranges.

My parents have a place in Lake Arrowhead, only 1 1/2 hours from L.A.

Screw Colorado I'll just go there! Realistically, there would be so much chaos in the street, if you didnt have a ATV loaded with a ton of extra fuel, it would be a tough trip just getting away from major cities.

Anyone down to throw in for a helicopter?



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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If we experience -- globally -- a sudden 142 foot rise in sea level, then you can all know that I'm drowned, and you don't have to suffer my moonbat posts any longer.

Great work with the maps, OP. You put a lot of thought into this, and for that I salute you!



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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you could always get yourself one of those super nice (enter expensive) lifeboats.

they make them big enough for a bunch of people, OR you could just start living in it.

you could be asleep, wake up afloat somewhere, and be like, "Oh... weird... everyone and everything i knew is dead and drowned, but look at me. IM SUPER AWESOME!"

doesnt work against fire, nuclear, biological, chemical, or any other attack, but there's always the retrofit possibility.




posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:44 PM
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Yeah the points in Cali are a very good option, assuming you don't mind a very active earthquake region, that is why I put that area in the red.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:44 PM
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Finally someone who actually plans for a possible global disaster. Everyone seems to be so ignorant in thinking it will never happen. But what if it does? I think it's best to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. That way when 2012 comes around, you might live to see 2013. And if nothing happens, well at least you tried. Nothing wrong with being safe than sorry.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:45 PM
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Not to mention the super volcano lol



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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And the great news is if we want entertainment in the post-apocalyptic world, Las Vegas should make it out just fine! Sin City here we come!



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:49 PM
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Nice map and post. Well I am in the Appalachian Mountains so I guess I will be okay but looks like I will need a big boat to go anywhere else.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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That is one the best things I've ever seen or read on this webite!!

Great Job!!!!!!
Informative AND entertaining.

I'm in the safe zone in the S.W. No worries here.

The highest incorperated town in the U.S. BTW is Leadville Co. at 10,423 ft. I'll try to link to their website. Star and Flag BTW. Great Job!!!



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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Here's a thread I started back in November. It fizzled out, but I think it means something. Check it out if you're interested...

www.abovetopsecret.com...





the yellow line intersecting point A and B extending to the north east runs straight to the Denver International Airport.

[edit on 3/25/2010 by this_is_who_we_are]

[edit on 3/25/2010 by this_is_who_we_are]



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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Oh good, I'm already there.....
Nice to know



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Wow, you learn something new every day. I was going to argue with you and say that I am just an hour from the highest peak in the continental United States - Mount Rainier. But apparently your Mount Whiney at 14,505 feet has Rainier at 14,411 feet beaten by 94 feet. And then there are three mountains in Colorado in between the two making Rainier the 5th highest. Still, I think I'll be pretty safe in "the flood" if I'm on Rainier...unless it erupts.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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One must wonder why the government has a slew of bases in the four corners area if Yellowsone is going to blow it's top. Any thoughts.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:47 PM
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Well most of the bases are way south and west of Yellowstone, and all the crazy ones like Area 51, NORAD, and Dulce are in the green area I made. Maybe the government has had this thought out for years.

Besides the fact that any eruption from Yellowstone would most likely get all of it ash taken up by the jet stream and driven east or southeast, missing most spots in Colorado and everywhere in Nevada and New Mexico.

And again Tallcool, that is why the entire Mount Rainier area is in the red




[edit on 25-3-2010 by CalibratedZeus]



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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True. I should think about moving west soon, but not too far west. Just west enough. West of Yellowstone that is. This reminds me of Stephen King's "The Stand". We should all meet up in Colorado. I'm sure they have had this figured out for a very long time. That's why I think there's something to my thread "Does Sacred Geometry Predict The Location Of Deep Underground Bases" They've been researching this in order to locate the best places to build these bases to use when the time comes. Or I could just be off my rocker.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


edit: spelling
and: I'm not trying to hijack your thread with my Deep Underground Base thing, just putting some of my own theories out there for you.

[edit on 3/25/2010 by this_is_who_we_are]



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 05:57 PM
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I know you have no intent to Hijack. A scenario like this has a lot to do with secret underground bases and the like. You have to figure our country has a Doomsday Scenario plan and a place to at least keep some of the population alive no matter what.

I always love to bring Fiction into stuff like this as, especially science fiction, has predicted a lot of events after publication. They may not have intended to or only been close, but think of Deep Impact and the incredibly clogged highways and the secret bunker to save everyone. City of Ember where they lived in a big underground city after a nuclear war. Or you have on an even grander scale the crazy ships and crap they had in 2012.

While I don't think it will need to be quite that far, it never hurts to be prepared just in case. The last thing we want is some future evolution of cockroaches a couple million years from now digging up our bones trying to figure out what the heck we were.

[edit on 25-3-2010 by CalibratedZeus]



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