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    What's YOUR region's natural disaster of choice?

    Well I'm in California, so earthquakes and brush fires for me.
    Goddamn Santa Ana winds. I have to pack up my laptop before I sleep just incase I have to evacuate in the middle of the night. (bigass fire inching along.)

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    Bushfires. It's coming up to that time of year again; the months of haze and smoke when the sun turns red. Most of you guys get snowstorms for Christmas, I get burninations :p

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    Iceland. Earthquakes and storms here.. We can take pretty much anything.

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    None at all really, it's all fine over here. You people can come too.

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    The worst we get here are icestorms, big nasty icestorms. Could be much worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moysturfurmer
    Well I'm in California, so earthquakes and brush fires for me.
    Goddamn Santa Ana winds. I have to pack up my laptop before I sleep just incase I have to evacuate in the middle of the night. (bigass fire inching along.)
    [EDIT] Moysturfurmer, I *do* hope that you weather the fires safely. Santa Anna's not withstanding, those things are scary as all hell.

    I *LOVE* the Santa Anna's winds. God, I miss them. They're not to blame for the fires, though they do fan them.

    I'm guessing you've got to living down near L.A. someplace if you're getting those. I used to live in the Ventura/Oxnard/Hueneme area.

    The Santa Anna's and the smell of the citrus in the early morning. Beh.

    Anyway, living up here in the North now, our distasters include, but are not limited to:

    Wind Storms (up 100mph+ at times)
    Earthquakes (Still part of the Ring of Fire)
    Tsunami (I'm assuming those Tsunami evacuation signs aren't there to attract the tourists....).
    Loggers
    Tourists
    Drug smuggling
    and stupid politicians...

    I think that about covers it.

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    We don't have much earthquakes here in Sweden (just some very very small ones), but we recently had a nasty storm that took down a lot of forest (which is one of our national resources). Sometimes we get a meter or so of snow.

    We also have some man made disasters, like algae blooming and occasional radioactive fallout from russia (I couldn't eat anything from my garden that year).

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    Here in New Jersey, I think our biggest disaster is too many cars... and out-of-staters that feel compelled to make comments about our car problem. We know, ok?


    Sometimes there's small-scale flooding, but nothing like what's been going on down south.

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    I have to say ours is being next to New Jersey. ZING! Ooooooh...

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    qitsune beat me to it. But it's pretty tame around here. I'm just waiting for the water to rise tho... Growing in the mountains, I get a little skittish thinking we're only 23m above sea level.

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    ICESTORM!

    Wake up one day, get outside your home and then you have to climb over trees and skate to the bus station. No wonder Canada is home of Hockey!

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    BTW. Alot of that happened overnight!

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    Woot, I'm not the only one from Montreal, I tried starting something int the local artist groups without success.

    At the time of THE Ice storm, I was in Granby, weeks without phone and month without electricity, half the maples dead (everyone there makes maple syrup.)

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    Tourists. Damn things keep coming back year after year...
    Only thing makes 'em tolerable is they leave us their money...

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    . . . . . . . . Microsoft.

    oh, and the occasional earthquake, and a couple of active volcanos (one of which gets a little uppity sometimes).



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    Quote Originally Posted by talmir
    Iceland. Earthquakes and storms here.. We can take pretty much anything.
    Don't forget volcanos, avalanches, floods, and the occasional lightning

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    I guess about every 7 to 10 years a Hurricane comes close to us. I would say tsunamis, but where I live the town is 1600 feet above sea level. The thing I fear the most are the rich people who want to build resorts and tourist attractions.

    When I lived in Cleveland Ohio it was snow. Piles and piles of annoying snow. It was always nice when it first fell. However, after a few days it turns into piles of dirty shit. Then you have to wade through inches of dirty, salty slush that makes everything look like crap. Oh yeah, then there's chipping the ice off the car every morning.

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    Snow.
    Cold, wet, icky... dull . I hate snow. Spechally near the end of the winter, when the whole town is just a big puddle of half melted snow whit ice under.
    But if we had a winter whitout snow, I'd totally freak out.

    We don't really have any natural dissasters here. Attleast not as long as I can remember

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    Hurricanes this time of year. They're usually pretty weak by the time they get this far north, but there have been a couple that have done some pretty serious damage. Coming up on ice storm season too!

    Halifax is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. I wish I lived in Vancouver. I like rain.

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    Stupid people and mosquitoes. They're kind of linked.

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    I have to say ours is being next to New Jersey.
    Here's the short version:

    ...so God says I've created this perfect utopia, it's called Pennsylvania! And Michael says But Sir, so much goodness and bounty in one place, won't everyone be jealous and the people become soft and lazy? And God says Naahhh... just wait'll you get a load of the obnoxious, loud-mouth bastards I'm putting right next door.

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    Bushfires in the summer. A landslide in the winter tore out the gate, once. More recently, another one diverted all the rain water from the gutter straight into my grandma's place. We had to bucket it out and shovel out the dirt.

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    What's YOUR region's natural disaster of choice?

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    tornados tornados tornados, though nowhere near as bad as Kansas and Oklahoma and such.

    Also, we apparently have ridiculous allergy issues here, though I am unaffected (so far)

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    ...so God says I've created this perfect utopia, it's called Pennsylvania! And Michael says But Sir, so much goodness and bounty in one place, won't everyone be jealous and the people become soft and lazy? And God says Naahhh... just wait'll you get a load of the obnoxious, loud-mouth bastards I'm putting right next door.
    hahahahaha

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