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Sammi
November 9th, 2012, 07:52 PM
What kind of bad weather and natural disasters do you get in your local area?

I live in Kansas, so tornadoes. Don't know when the last one was in the area though. Also get bad thunderstorms, and snowstorms sometimes. I guess I also live near a fault line, so in theory, there might be an earthquake here someday?

What about you guys?

Hikamaru
November 9th, 2012, 07:55 PM
Well, I'm near the Sydney city area so mainly it's just hailstorms and thunder for me and even then they don't even do much.

I'm such a lucky girl that I don't live in a disaster-prone area.

Castform
November 9th, 2012, 08:04 PM
I get hurricanes occasionally. Nothing since Ivan though.

GolurkIsDaBomb
November 9th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Well, I live in a relatively calm area, we usually get severe thunderstorms, winds/rain that originally cam e from hurricanes and sometimes a bad snowstorm.

Until the last couple years.

Now we seem to get tornadoes, hurricanes, freak blizzards and even a small shake from an earthquake. :(

Sora
November 9th, 2012, 08:26 PM
Severe Thunderstorms/Rain Storms, Hurricanes (well... Tropical Storms. We're far enough inland in which we never had a Hurricane hit us since I've lived here), and flooding. Not much else though. Sometimes the occasional tornado but those usually come with the Hurricanes/Tropical Storms. Alone they are veeery rare.

Oryx
November 9th, 2012, 08:33 PM
I think we almost got a tornado once at school. At home I live in New Jersey, so obviously those couple hurricanes we've gotten, but that's about it.

Playful_Weasel
November 9th, 2012, 09:31 PM
I live in Seattle, so we get rain, strong rain at times, we also get high winds. Certain winters we will get snow storms that practically shuts down the city, it makes it too dangerous to drive.

Living in the Pacific Northwest, some of the surrounding communities will get floods. Earthquakes at times.

According to Geologist, we should get a strong Mega-thrust earthquake every 100 years or so, the last one was in 134 years ago, so my area is overdue for one. Mega-thrust can produce earthquakes higher than 9.0. Most of the Pacific Northwest sits on top of the Cascadia Plate, which is sub-ducting on top of the Pacific Plate.

We also have 2 dormant volcanoes. Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens (St. Helens made an eruption in May 18, 1980 - I wasn't born yet).

deliriouspurple
November 9th, 2012, 11:17 PM
We usually get heavy rains here especially this 'ber'-months...most of the time we get thunderstorms/rainstorms and sometimes this result to flooding and landslides. The landslides does not affect us though only the flood, the local government is still working on the drainage e.e //for many years now...but I'm just glad that most of the structures here can survive those calamities.

Synerjee
November 9th, 2012, 11:49 PM
My home country is a natural disaster-free area, so all I get is the occasional thunderstorm or heavy rain plus strong winds that are usually accompanied by floods in areas. Nothing else much. I feel very blessed to come from where I come from - I don't have to deal with hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms and whatnots.

Where I am living now, I haven't yet to experience this land's full weather potential as I've only been here for only under a year. There was this small 30-second tremor here a few months ago though, but that was caused by a response to an earthquake/tsunami(?) of a neighbouring country. Most frightening moment of my Australian life.

Ice Car
November 9th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Hawaii is threatened by Tsunamis and awful lot.

But that's just about it...

Talli
November 10th, 2012, 03:27 AM
Here in this part of the world we only get flash floods.

nothing really else meh.

Lozz
November 10th, 2012, 05:21 AM
My home in the country is ridic. Never nice normal weather. We've had ridiculous drought, that lasted 7 years, extreme flooding, crazy storms that took the roof off our shearers quarters, and almost put a tree on top of me and lately horrible, enormous bush fires. A couple of weeks ago we lost an entire property to bushfire... lots of sheep and cattle dead.. actually quite ridiculous.

Now we are holding out for some rain, or else it's back into drought we go. This time accompanied by the blackened, burned carcass of what used to be nice grazing land.

Zeffy
November 10th, 2012, 06:00 AM
Flash floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storms. I think these are the most experienced bad weather/natural disaster here in our place. Particularly flash floods (or just floods, really) due to garbage everywhere, even in our mother's underwear.

(Side note; typo on the thread title. Can't believe no one else noticed it lol)

Shining Raichu
November 10th, 2012, 07:11 AM
Hot dry weather is the main curse where I live, which results in a lot of uncontrollable fires. I'm scared to death of Summer because of it. I have to worry every year that everything I own will go up in flames.

JayD
November 10th, 2012, 07:42 AM
Here in Montreal, the weather could vary from 30 degres celsius in summer, and -40 degree celsius in winter. So it's really a diverse place to live :C
And we get heavy snowstorms that are around 40cm and + of snow during winter and also hailstorms. The worst hailstorm we ever had was during 1996, when the whole city of MOntreal was cut of electricity for around 2-3 weeks and some of the phone lines were so forzen it actually started to bend and thus, us ending up having no phone lines either.

ahmet476
November 10th, 2012, 08:24 AM
In my country, we get earthquakes. Sometimes big ones. Last year when I was at seaside, we got a little sized tornado. Some roofs got blown of.

Shiny Celebi
November 10th, 2012, 10:12 AM
We've had Tornado watches, and we can get Tornadoes here, but luckily it hasnt happened as long as Ive lived here. We occasionally get Hurricanes when the come up the East Coast( we've had a few, Floyd, Isabel, Irene and Sandy luckily pretty much missed up but originally was going to make landfall at my state) Ive also experiences 2 earthquakes: One a 5.4 which was a tiny shake and a 6.0 last year that made the whole house shake a lot and scared me. This stuff dosent happen that often however.

Broken_Arrow
November 10th, 2012, 11:43 AM
the place where i live there are no disastars thank dear God the hardest thing that might hit is a rainstorm and i don't mind that at all.

Ven Bloodia
November 10th, 2012, 11:45 AM
No disasters here other than my game room flooding a few days ago due to a downpour of rain and sleet.

PlatinumDude
November 10th, 2012, 12:22 PM
In my area, we get rain and snow storms, as well as the occasional earthquake.

Esper
November 10th, 2012, 12:42 PM
California, home of earthquakes, and sometimes droughts, fires, or floods. But mostly earthquakes.

the place where i live there are no disastars thank dear God the hardest thing that might hit is a rainstorm and i don't mind that at all.
Where in the world do you live?

Brendino
November 10th, 2012, 02:04 PM
I live in Seattle, so we get rain, strong rain at times, we also get high winds. Certain winters we will get snow storms that practically shuts down the city, it makes it too dangerous to drive.

Living in the Pacific Northwest, some of the surrounding communities will get floods. Earthquakes at times.

According to Geologist, we should get a strong Mega-thrust earthquake every 100 years or so, the last one was in 134 years ago, so my area is overdue for one. Mega-thrust can produce earthquakes higher than 9.0. Most of the Pacific Northwest sits on top of the Cascadia Plate, which is sub-ducting on top of the Pacific Plate.

Living just north of there (British Columbia), we get the same kind of weather, although not much flooding around here. There have been a few earthquakes lately that have been far enough off the coast that it hasn't really affected anyone, but I think we're all just waiting for "the big one" to happen.

Hannah
November 10th, 2012, 08:55 PM
Our country is just beside the Pacific Ocean, so we get storms a lot. Thunder strikes accompanied by rain, landslides and floods often occur, but thankfully those stuff don't happen in our area.

Rainbow Arcanine
November 10th, 2012, 10:13 PM
In Australia, we're generally a non-disaster zone but we do have quite a few bushfires since I live near a National Park. There's the odd severe thunderstorm although usually they only last a couple of minutes the most and heavy rain. Although rarely we do get hail.

But no earthquakes or tsunamis, eruptions as far as I know :D.

Sterling
November 10th, 2012, 11:23 PM
We only get earthquakes. It's Desert California, so the only stuff I get here are heat waves and monsoonal thunderstorms. Not much, really.

Penta Penguin
November 12th, 2012, 02:44 PM
Does rain count as bad weather? because we never stop getting rain. We haven't really had any natural disasters, so that's okay.

Twilight Sky
November 12th, 2012, 09:17 PM
Florida, so it's normal to expect hurricanes here. Though it's not so bad, at least not around my area.

SamuJake
November 12th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Does rain count as bad weather? because we never stop getting rain. We haven't really had any natural disasters, so that's okay.

I don't call rain as 'bad' weather. I'd say Sunny, Rainy or Windy days are 'normal' and not bad weather.

I live in Sydney. It's very rare to get any disasters here. Usually it's just nice and sunny and every now and then it rains a lot for about a day or two and then goes back to being sunny. No hurricanes or floods or tornadoes hit Sydney at all. Very rarely I guess you might get a big thunderstorm, but thats it. Pretty thankful for where I live, when I think about it.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
November 16th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Blizzards and ice storms in winter are the worst we get - made worse by the fact that (a) our power company is very slow to react when power goes out, and (b) people here still drive like idiots in the snow and ice despite having to deal with it every winter. During the summer we get our fair share of thunderstorms but they're rarely serious. We're too far inland to get the damaging major impact from hurricanes, and I think we were in imminent danger of a tornado once here in my lifetime.

Forever
November 17th, 2012, 03:01 AM
I feel bad, we only really get thunderstorms and bushfires aren't really anywhere near me. :x Although they are in this state! The worst storm we ever had was like two years ago and the worst it did was heavily dent a lot of cars with hail lmao.

Cosmotone8
November 17th, 2012, 08:54 AM
I get some hurricanes/noreasters here sometimes (i.e. Hurricane Sandy) in addition to blizzards, but nothing too bad.

Mochi
November 17th, 2012, 09:00 AM
Lots and lots of ice storms. Blizzards sometimes, too but still not as common as the ice storms u_u

During the summer we usually get thunderstorms and a few tornadoes, but it feels like we haven't been getting a lot the past couple years. We did have a nasty tornado in March that really tore through one city near Detroit, though.

My Pico
November 17th, 2012, 11:13 AM
I'm jealous of you yos because you have natural disasters.

I really love earthquake because the vibration makes me feel good.
I wanna bath with strong rains and flash floods and I don't have to fill the bathtub.
I wanna roar with thunderstorms.
I want to fly with tornadoes.
I want to surf with tsunami and get as high as I can.
I want to make ice cones in a snow storm.
I wanna cook BBQ in a bushfire so that I don't have to spend gas.
I want to play hide & seek in the fog/sandstorms.

You guys should be lucky because these exist and you can make out of good things with these natural disasters yo. They're there for a reason that' why it' called natural yo.

King Goodra
December 9th, 2012, 04:30 PM
Other than Sandy, Irene, and some weak tornado I remember getting when I was in the 6th grade during school, we don't get natural disasters past severe thunderstorms, which I don't take to be as severe as a natural disaster.

Sableye~
December 9th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Some tornadoes and thunderstorms during summer. We were hit with the most recent hurricane, but there wasn't much damage.

The tornadoes aren't too strong, honestly (unless you live in a trailer). We haven't had to go to the basement in years. Instead, we stay on the first floor and get the cats ready just in case we have to retreat. Monitoring the weather channel and watching the sky outside.

Sandy hit all of my state, but didn't do much damage to my house or anything. Some downed branches from the tree and water got into the attic. The night it hit the hardest, I went out into the street to feel the wind and rain. It was pretty amazing.

Mr Cat Dog
December 14th, 2012, 03:56 AM
Sometimes it snows in Winter, and sometimes it rains, but that's about it. No superstorms, no tornadoes, no hurricanes, no droughts or floods or anything like that. London is really boring when it comes to weather. Boring and cold.