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Originally posted by nixie_nox
So name one spot in the country that isn't affected by a natural disaster of some type.
There is no such thing as a safe place to live.
It is really a case of pick your poison, and knowing your area.
Originally posted by MrWendal
You live in the Mountains where it snows? Blizzards are possible? You can see feet upon feet of snow? You have preparations that will allow you to stay warm. You have a stock of food that will allow you to feed yourself when you can not go out and get food from the market.
But believe it or not, there are nice places to live where it's not an either-or option.
Originally posted by darkhorserider
reply to post by MarkJS
There are reports saying this is the worst thing to happen to NY's subway system in 108 years. Humans don't live 108 years normally, so if you moved there right now, there is a very high chance you'd never see anything like this again.
The homes destroyed in Joplin, MO from the tornado were mostly decades old, some of them more than a century old. So, if you moved there right now, there is a high likelihood you'd never see another tornado the rest of your life.
The hurricane that struck Galveston in 1908 hasn't re-occured. Yellowstone hasn't exploded, New Madrid hasn't shaken, and Chicago hasn't burned down again, San Francisco has only quaked devastatingly one time in my life.
Yet, 70,000 people die every year from medical mistakes in the US alone. You are 1400 times more likely to be killed by a cop than a terrorist, and 10,000 more times to be killed in a car than an airplane, and more likely to die from Coronary Disease or Cancer than any of the above.
So, what is an unnecessary risk? What is worse a move to Kansas or drinking a Diet Coke? What is worse, a trip to your doctor, or a trip to the beach during a thunderstorm?
I noticed that when I lived in florida,why the himmacanes almost always hit at or near cities.