Natural Disasters

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by OffSpring, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. OffSpring

    OffSpring Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm still shortlisting states in the USA for my possible future move...

    Can you please let me know what states DO NOT suffer from natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis etc.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    Hmm.. we do get a few things here, but nothing too catastrophic. There's some very minor hurricanes.. flooding in tidal zones during spring... Nothing too drastic.

    'Course, we do have all that snow :eek:, so I guess it's just trading one thing for another.


    -Meghan
     
  3. OffSpring

    OffSpring Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:WOW your awake? lol

    Isn't it like 04:30 in the morning over there?

    Don't worry I love the snow and I wouldn't get tried of getting snow bound...
     
  4. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well in that case offspring WELCOME to Michigan [​IMG] you want snow you've got it!

    Also no disasters here. The only one we could possibly ever get is a tornado, but I have not witnessed one yet and I'm 36.
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    New England doesn't get the big walloping earthquakes like the other coast does...we've gotten just a couple of small ones that if you blink you miss them.
    We can get hurricanes and are sort of due for a big one...
    We get blizzards and are due for one of these soon too.
    We've been getting the Alaskans below zero weather. [​IMG]
    And heat waves and drought...
    But fall makes up for all of it.
     
  6. OffSpring

    OffSpring Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this may sound like a silly question but how does everyone cope? I'm amazed that parts of america arn't almost 3rd world status.

    Surely in most "natural distasters" many peoples homes would just collapse causing homelessness and huge financial problems?

    And I would have a guess that home insurrance wouldn't insure "acts of god" like natural disasters...?
     
  7. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Put southwest New Mexico high on the list. No earthquake danger, no active volcanos, no ocean for tsunamis. We are too far inland for hurricanes do do more than give us rain. We can get snow, but true blizzards I have never heard mentioned except on the east side of the state where the plains start. A tornado of the very smallest type is such an oddity that it makes all the papers, the topography isn't conducive to them. The biggest common natural disasters are flooding and hail from bad thunderstorms. I didn't answer or follow your first post because I thought you were looking for ocean states. No oceans here, but:
    fantastic mountains
    wonderful deserts to explore in the winter
    sparce population
    reasonable land values
    friendly people
    clean air and water
    and almost no natural disasters!
    http://www.silvercity.org/
     
  8. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is flood insurance, firedi nsurance, torenado insurance, earthquake insurance, hurricane insurance


    youll wanna move to ky.. rolling plains everywhere.. but there is usually a city nearby.. small, friendly towns, friendly folks..
     
  9. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get "special" insurances for floods, and some other natural disasters but I'm not sure about all disasters..........since you have a choice, move somewhere where they rarley occur. [​IMG]

    Hurricane Katrina left thousands homeless and in debt for the rest of their lives.

    USA you gotta love it. Its so big you get a little bit of everything. I say keep up the research before you decide anything.
     
  10. poppycat

    poppycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You have to remember that all the stuff you see on the news is pretty overblown (with a few notable exceptions like Hurricane Katrina.)

    I live in Oregon and we've had a few earthquakes, fires, mudslides, floods,etc. and most everybody has lived to tell about them. Wood frame houses hold up in an earthquake pretty well, as do steel frame buildings. It's only the old masonry that are at risk of collapse.

    Homeowners insurance does cover "acts of God," you just have to make sure that your policy includes them. Flood and earthquake insurance must be purchased as additional riders if you live in a risky area. That is sometimes where people get into financial trouble, by not purchasing those because they are a bit of an extra expense.

    Personally, I don't worry about natural disasters too much. Most of my disasters have been of my own making.[​IMG]
     

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