Earthquakes...Maybe cause my mom is so terrified of them... She witnessed a really powerful one when I was little [it distroied houses and buildings downtown, and many people died]. So ever since then she's had this fobia oO
You should do a poll with what's your gratest fear Cause then mine would be losing a loved one
They're all predictable through science (bleh science boring) except avalanche and landslides and sometimes earthquakes soooo they should be the scariest. I've been in a few tornadoes, an earthquake, TONS of floods, in the path of huge wildfires, and in a hurricane but every day I still went to school with out really worrying. If they tell you to evacuate...you do it! If you don't you're a retard. But there is really no reason to freak out about it.
And if you live near an active volcano then you're dumb again. Either way after the initial blow and such most volcanoes are avoidable and the lava runs slowly.
WELL.. it's by no means an exact science. (I like science, so we're pretty different there ;B). If earthquakes were predictable, I doubt Japan would have been hit as bad as it was in '95.
Well. You put a lot of trust in having warnings that you might not get.. though yeah, I'm the type who'd evacuate rather than be dumb and root myself in the danger zone. Lol. I know there are some small benefits of living near a volcano, but yeah.. I wouldn't do that either. XD
Yeah, but you can also look for the signs yourself. Sky color for tornadoes is first to mind.
I have a bad look on things though I suppose. Natural 'disasters' to me is natures natural selection of trying to cleanse itself and well people are pretty much a parasite on the earth. Or I if you believe in a God or Gods then maybe they thought Japan was advancing too fast so they decided it best to stop it?
Hahaha I dunno. I think avalanches are pretty and so are tornadoes and hurricanes and everything. Of course a tiger may be pretty but it is still a dangerous killer and best avoided.
People in Victoria are fucking stupid though sometimes. I mean look at a city that has issues merging and isn't prepared to deal with a cm (less than half an inch) of snow... granted it's nasty, slippery snow different from inland, but regardless. :] Not all the sharpest tools.
I uh.... I actually agree with you. XD I can't believe you just said that about Japan. *rolls* Tragic but.. uh... yeah I'm quiet. Something about it is amusing though. *weird*
Oh I adore storms. I want more thunderstorms and windstorms here because they're pretty. But yeah. Same thing, don't really wanna get wiped out.
F*CK YOU Southern Louisiana! You and your damned hurricane season! DX I don't really worry about natural disasters, but evacuating for hurricanes is a BITCH!
Ooh, you are? That really sucks. I know when I lived in Southern California the threat of volcanic activity was always buried somewhere in the back of my mind, but no one ever thought one would erupt down there. If you're really that worried, I would not rule out the idea of moving at some point.
I figured I know at LEAST two people - you included- who'd have that worry Dx I mean you're used to evading hurricanes.. but those are still some NASTY storms to the rest of us. Victoria got hurricane-strength winds a few years back and it totally stripped our trees. x_x
Anywhere in the Pacific Ring you chance earthquakes and volcanic activity.. because of my location on an island not extremely far from a fault, a tsunami would be.. ehm. >__> *shuts up* I probably will. I think I'd rather deal with hurricanes than a massive, unavoidable wall of water. *nodnod*
Yeah, at least hurricanes you can run from. But let me tell you: (almost)nothing is worse than evacuating, especially when it becomes mandatory. I don't know if you've ever done it for any reason, but not only do you have to fit days worth of water in your car, you have to bring clothes, photos, important documents, food for pets, and usually you have to fit everything, including pets and people, into one car. And you have to pick what you take, knowing that everything you don't bring may well be destroyed and never seen again, and you know you can't take every sentimental thing with you. You also know that, as you drive away, this may be the last time you see your house and neighbors. Then you drive. For days. And some times, even more days. Traffic is always horrific, at least until you get half way into a neighboring state. Then you find a place to stay, and listen to the always horrendous news reports, which have a 50/50 chance of being true, and wait. The waiting is the hardest, because there is no way to really know what's going on until you get down there. And then you come back to what ever is left, and depending on what is there, it gets instantly better or worse.
I miss earthquakes. Those come without warning, but they also come without waiting. You can skip all of that and go straight to the recovery. Sorry for the rant, it just sort of happened. ^^'
Well I may not have *been* there but I know part of the stress of that just from knowing people in the danger zone.. x.x One of the only times I ever made myself sick from stress alone was Ike.
Well I respect your point, but earthquakes come and go while you could be asleep or still in the building (hell I slept through the past.. 5.. so good thing they weren't big).. I would *take* the hassle, uncertainty and possible despair of evacuation. At least you'll still be alive. =\ Hereabout earthquakes are paired with a tsunami because of being on the coast, and those are just not as broadcasted so people are more likely to pull moments of 'duhhh' and come back too soon and stuff. Or worse and stuff because here in particular, I hate to have to say people of Victoria ARE a little slow when it comes to the weather because until the past few years we've gotten very verrryy mild weather.. so they tend to be unprepared or have the mindset "that won't happen, it's too extreme".. yeah. I mean every time in this city we get snow, accidents triple if even there's only a cm on the ground. At least in hurricane country you're wisened to the weather and all. ^^' And it's okay. Rants just happen XD (I'm up to two on this poll, it's awesome, heheh. Besides, I think the paragraph above counts too.) It's enlightening for when/if I move closer to hurricane country down the road.
Yeah, see, nobody warns you about the evacuation parts of hurricanes for some reason. All they told my family was "Oh, just pack 3 days worth of clothes and you'll be fine!" No, no you won't. I think it's good to have some idea of what to actually expect, and maybe it wouldn't be as bad for you but if that were the case you would just get a good laugh at my exageration. XD
Now Tsunamis, god I can't even comprehend how terrible that would be! So-Cal had its share of earthquakes, we had a huge one back in 94 I believe, but to couple that with a tidal wave could make it considerably worse than a hurricane. I was just saying that I prefer earthquakes alone to hurricanes, that's all. Although another thing you have to worry about in hurricane country is tornadoes, and the idea of those freaks me out more than I like to admit. -.-'
But let's not turn this into a 'my natural disaster is worse than YOUR natural disaster' argument.
As a thought.. mine was the volcano, though closely followed by earthquake/tsunami (both together).
Hopefully you all know what the Ring of Fire is in the Pacific (otherwise, use Wikipedia).. and I'm in it. We're due for a quake/massive tsunami in the next 100 years here. Maybe I SHOULD vacate before then.