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Positive Lessons After Sandy... Where NOT to live. (Add your contribution here).

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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:17 PM
I think the OP should've read "why do people move to areas with consistent threats of hurricanes?"
I've asked myself the same thing. For instance, when people move to Florida, they know that eventually they are going to get hit with a hurricane, so why move there? That is beyond me to be honest.

Oh, and where I live, no earthquakes, never been hit with a tornado and just some times get hit with the fringe of a hurricane, Like the huge storm we just endured with Sandy. We do get blizzards though but it isn't anything life threatening and people are always prepared because it's one of the snowiest places in the country. So yes, there is safer places to live away from natural disasters than others, for all you posters poking fun at the OP

posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:08 PM
I live in central Wisconsin, pretty safe, no earthquakes yet!

But, if I had enough money to live comfortably in Key West, I would. I'd happily sit with a beer and a cigarette and watch the tsunami come in and kill me.

It's all about choices. We're all going to die sometime.

posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:14 PM
reply to post by darkhorserider
Francis was fun.Got tired of the hurricane party after bout 2weeks.

How obstinate you get has everything to do with how much time u have 2 njoy.

My God I Hate My text reflex.

We compress our language any more,we return to tones and grunts.

Kind of like porn.


posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:17 PM
The really,really big question is.....

Where do you go not to die....

Where to escape the fear of the unknown....

Or whatever....


posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:21 PM
reply to post by Happy1

Cental Wisco?.

I B in Madison,sup?...

OMG text reflx cmn bk strng.

posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:29 PM
reply to post by MyHappyDogShiner

North of Madison, on the Wisconsin River - not on the immediate bank of the Wisconsin River. It's fun to kayak.

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:28 AM
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13

I've been reading, and much respecting, your posts for some time now- but this late thread has me curious: whereabouts do you live? Is it in the USA...? If not presumably in the midwest...are you not frightened?

I cannot lie when I say that I'm not terribly scared for our immediate future on the coast, but I am just the slightest bit curious about how others in the area might be feeling about impending infrastructural collapse...after all, weather hasn't exactly been "normal" here all season either.................. Your $.02?

Not to come off as pessimistic or anything but...s*&t...this has been a LONG time coming if you ask me, and you seem like a reasonable enough person to ask..."advice"...from. Bless...

This too shall pass,


posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:51 AM
There really is not a "safe" zone to move to in the States. It's either going to be tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes...there is always going to be a risk of something pretty much no matter where you go.

Yes, some areas are more prone to this than others, but you have to go where the jobs are, and many of our cities tend to be located near water and provide some risk of flooding.

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 02:03 AM
Sandy was a Choir girl that dreamed of being a professional like Katrina from down south. But alas after big fan fair she was just another one hit wonder. Now she's just a washed up has been. And so we wait for the next rising star to take the stage???

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:10 PM
reply to post by Happy1

Sorry,fell asleep after that 6th beer...

My Mom lives in loan rock,nice area.My brother and I disappeared out there along a backwater for over a month.

Too bad it sucks so much in the winter,I would still be out there now.

Civilization is way over-rated.


posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:40 PM
There's risk and then there's HIGH risk. It depends on what you're willing to accept. If you buy an oceanfront home then you'd better be willing to live with the fact that a hurricane may come barreling into it and that it's going to be costly to rebuild. Same with flood-prone areas. Just do your homework and get some facts before buying a property.

I live on the outskirts of far north Dallas and it's in country. We get some pretty fantastic lightning storms out here (and some tornadoes, though not frequent) and I am willing to trade that for a beautiful view, peace and quiet.

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 05:57 PM
reply to post by kimish

So yes, there is safer places to live away from natural disasters than others, for all you posters poking fun at the OP.

Thank you for that backup. Thinking about it, I'm more under the impression though- that a lot of posters to this thread may not be aware of places that are safe from natural disasters, or that it's even possible to live there. We can all use a little more enlightenment, and more good options of where to move to. Hence this thread.

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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 06:13 PM
The Willamette Valley of Oregon may be close to perfect; it has smallish but vibrant cities, college towns (Eugene and Corvallis), rainy but not overly cold winters, gorgeous blue sky not overly hot summers, an abundance of recreational opportunities and some of the best produce producing regions close by of anywhere in the world. The major EQ faults run out to sea at the top of California and the volcanoes here are picturesque without being active threats (and if the threat ramps up, there will be plenty of warning).

No history of hurricanes although the coast can get some impressive storms, no tornadoes, no blizzards unless you go up into the mountains at high altitude, little flooding but the potential is there (so don't live near a creek or river) and wildfires are less frequent here than they are further south into California because it's greener all summer, not so brown and dry.

I moved here to southern Oregon after 50+ years in Rochester, NY. The winter weather there was getting dicey with 'hurricanes with snow', frequent ice storms that took out the power grid which is now held together with bubble gum and bailing wire, and if you lived through the winter, there was thunderstorms, humidity and mosquitoes to enjoy during the summers. Housing costs were low but heating costs were high. I would never move back.

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