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Old September 8, 2005, 09:48 AM   #1
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What is the LEAST likely place in the US

To have a big natural disaster? In other words, aside from man-made situations, what would be the safest place to live. I'm thinking maybe the Mohave Desert.
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Old September 8, 2005, 10:01 AM   #2
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Toronto. Nobody hates Canada. Not even Mother Nature.
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Old September 8, 2005, 10:05 AM   #3
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Noooo! Us Only!

Let the Candians take care of themselves. I'm thinking of some place unlikely to have a problem with blizzards, long-term floods, hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes.
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Old September 8, 2005, 10:10 AM   #4
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Wyoming. Only the occasional tourist stampede.
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Old September 8, 2005, 10:22 AM   #5
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Wyoming. Only the occasional tourist stampede.
I agree Sir. I live in Casper, Wyoming. Occasionaly there is a tornado within a few hundred miles of us. Sometimes we get a few inches of snow and once in awhile it rains a bit. We don't have enough people for it to be worth terrorists attacking. Although that would be entertaining..."Tonight in National News, terrorists attacked Wyoming. Eight terrorists were left dead and two locals were treated for minor injuries and released." The only thing we really have to worry about is the Yellowstone Caldara going off, but if that happens it'll likely kill everyone on earth anyway.

On top of that we have some of the best hunting and fishing in the world. And if you look in the ATF's big book of state by state regulations, ours takes less than one page.

Why do you people live somewhere else again?
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Old September 8, 2005, 11:11 AM   #6
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TN is pretty mild weather wise, every ten yrs or so we do get a big snow or 2 but no hurricanes and few tornados. Stay a way from Oak Ridge though...nuclear material, government installations...terrorist target! Stay in the rural areas and you're golden though, nice people, woods, animals to hunt, places to retreat to if you had no other choice . Nearly everyone owns a gun so the terrorists wouldn't like us much...
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Old September 8, 2005, 11:29 AM   #7
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Washington's pretty safe. Just don't build your house on a volcanic slope.

On the wet side of the mountains, we don't even have any poisonous snakes.

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Old September 8, 2005, 11:42 AM   #8
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I donno. Wherever you go a meteor could hit. So why worry?
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Old September 8, 2005, 01:21 PM   #9
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Eight terrorists were left dead and two locals were treated for minor injuries and released."
I know EXACTLY what you are saying.

Believe me, Sir. If something happens in my area...
But let's keep it a secret, we don't want too many heading thataway.
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Old September 8, 2005, 02:06 PM   #10
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I'm thinking maybe the Mohave Desert.
Sandstorms?
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Old September 8, 2005, 02:08 PM   #11
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Nebraska. There's a reason why they built the old SAC base in the middle of the country. Takes longer for ICBM's to reach it than say...DC or NY.

Oh that's right, we don't have to worry about death from the sky anymore.
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Old September 8, 2005, 02:45 PM   #12
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Old September 8, 2005, 02:53 PM   #13
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Most anywhere in Idaho.
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Old September 8, 2005, 04:35 PM   #14
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I would guess West Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona, would be pretty safe states as far as not any natural disasters.
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Old September 8, 2005, 04:45 PM   #15
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Don't assume the desert states don't flood. That ground doesn't soak up a lot of water. And they may only get 7" of rain a year, but it tends to all come on one day. Flash flooding is a serious problem in those states.
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Old September 8, 2005, 05:12 PM   #16
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Drought is also a big problem in the deserts, along with heat waves (this is

more of a problem the older you get). I think every place has there own

type of natural disaster, you just have to choose what your willing to live

near. Here in Tn. we have a few twisters every year, but that's about it.
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Old September 8, 2005, 05:13 PM   #17
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Personally, I like southwest Florida. yea, I know we've got flooding, hurricanes, tropical storms, lots-o-lightning, water spouts/tornados, 'gators, giant roaches, poisonous snakes, choking humidity, searing heat, and more insects and reptiles than one person could count in a lifetime...but at least it's never boring!
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Old September 8, 2005, 05:24 PM   #18
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Old September 8, 2005, 06:25 PM   #19
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Lets see, nope, dont move to the Coastal South; Hurricanes
no to the Mid Atlantic, same thing
no to the North East, they have those 'perfect storms' in the winter
no to California, New Mexico, AZ, they have earthquakes, huge fires and stuff
no to the Mid West, thats tornado alley
no to the North West, they have earthquakes, fires, and volcanos
no to the northern mid west. the chance of a Mega volcano is too great, and it snows like hell there.
don't forget, the chance is about even for that huge comet or astroid that is gonna wipe out the earth
no to any where along a river, floods and whatnot
no to the great lakes, they have huge storms, and floods

gee, I guess there is no place to be safe around here..........

NO, WAIT, we can move to DisneyWorld. Everything is perfect there, and if it is not, you can SUE. Hmmmmmmmmm now does'nt that sound like the world view of most Americans these days?
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Old September 8, 2005, 07:07 PM   #20
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probably the safest place in the US is being six feet under.
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Old September 8, 2005, 07:28 PM   #21
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I vote for Delaware. Why? (not because I live here now... I'm originally from PA)...

1. Any hurricane from down south is a small tropical depression by the time it gets up here (plus that beautiful weather a week after!)
2. no significant earthquakes (pets feel them, we usually don't)
3. no typhoons
4. no tsunamis
5. rare isolated "minor" (in comparison) tornadoes
6. no super deep snow in the winter (last few years were easy compared to PA)
7. no regular droughts
8. no volcanoes
9. no significant flooding (Delaware River)
10. No forest fires

The only problem w/ Delaware that I have is during the spring/summer with allergy season... it can get bad here (thanks DuPont!!). But that's not a natural disaster.
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Old September 8, 2005, 08:31 PM   #22
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TN is pretty mild weather wise, every ten yrs or so we do get a big snow or 2 but no hurricanes and few tornados.
I love TN, have been here my whole life, and think its a great place to live. But for the sake of the discussion I have to metnion that if/when the New Madrid fault goes off again pretty much everything West of Nashville is going to be in big trouble. The last major New Madrid quake made the Mississippi River run backwards
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Old September 8, 2005, 08:35 PM   #23
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and...

that quake also rang church bells in Boston, MA. I live in Tennessee, too; born here and love it. I am not, however, looking forward to the next big New Madrid quake! +1

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Old September 8, 2005, 09:27 PM   #24
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Well, in the South you've got Hurricanes and Tornedos, on the Left Coast you have earthquakes, in the Midwest you have Tornedos, In the Rockys you have landslides, in New England and Midwest you have blizzards, and in desert areas you have serious droughts and heat.
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Old September 8, 2005, 09:44 PM   #25
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safest place???

Watching/reading this thread......no one has mentioned xxxxxxxxxx....and since I grew up there.....I can tell you all......no storms, no disasters, no floods, no droughts..and best of all not crowded....sorry cant tell yall .would ruin it for those of us who know!
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