"Earthquakes, Tornado's, Hurricanes "do you live with them?

@missybear (11395)
United States
March 26, 2010 5:39am CST
I was born in Germany and the most bad weather we got there was lots of rain and snow in the winter. Then I moved to Oklahoma for a year and they had Tornado warnings all the time. It was pretty scary. Now I've been in Las Vegas for 16 years and I love it. It doesn't get too cold in the winter "30 degrees" is not bad for winter time. In the summer it gets hot but I like the heat so thats good. We don't have any Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Tornado's or anything like that. Every once in a while people say they felt an earthquake from California but I haven't. "Knock on Wood". Do you live in a Place were you constantly worry about some natural disaster hitting your area? Do you take sleeping pills to sleep at night, I would have too
10 responses
@aauecon06 (205)
• Philippines
27 Mar 10
As of today, I worry on earthquakes because recently my country had earthquakes so far. Its not like what happened to Haiti but it still makes me dizzy. There was this one earthquake sometime on January and it happened twice and I'm awake and I felt the bed is sliding. So everytime I sleep now, its like my bed is also sliding and I think I'm worried at times specially because I am along here in apartment.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I would be scared all the time
@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Have been fortunate where we live that the closest a tornado ever got was on the other side of the mountain. We have had the rains from the hurricanes and have had a few floods, but never had too much in the way of damage and wind from any of those storms, but a flood if it is bad enough and we have had a few of those can cause some pretty decent damage too. The worst one we saw here actually happened in the summertime a few years back where two systems merged together and we got rain rain and more rain all in one day I believe it was about 10 inches in one day and it flooded everything and everywhere it flooded my dads garage we had to dig out the drain in the pouring down rain we had streams running through the yard and you couldn't go anywhere for a few days did a lot of damage to the roads around the area too it was an unbelievable storm. No earthquakes in this area of the united states and that is something I would not wake anything to do with anything that shakes the ground underneath me it something that I can live without.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Same here, I like the rain if I'm home but once the lightning starts I'm scared. There are parts of Vegas that get flooded at times but that's be course they have bad drainage systems.
• Estonia
26 Mar 10
Fortunately we don't have any major nature disasters in our country. I live in Estonia, so the weather here is very similar to the one in Germany. Most serious disasters we ever had were heavy rains, some lighter floods or storms, but nothing deadly at all.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I used to love Thunderstorms when I was a kid, now they scare me.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Mar 10
I have been born and raised in Florida. I've lived here my entire life. I moved from my home town of St. Augustine to my current city, South Daytona. And, quite frankly I'm happy with it. Sure we are threatened by natural disasters, but I'm prepared. If nothing happened I think I'd get bored quickly.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Good thinking, I get bored easy myself
• United States
26 Mar 10
I live a few hours from the coast in my country. Fortunately far enough away that hurricanes aren't an issue for me. Neither are earthquakes as I don't think there's ever been one where I live. Tornadoes on the other hand, unfortunately those I do have to contend with. Though thankfully one has never actually touched down anywhere I have ever lived. It has come close a few times though.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
27 Mar 10
It's scary knowing that a tornado is on it's way and you're in it's path
• United States
26 Mar 10
I live in Oklahoma right now so I grew up with tornadoes - no big deal! You get to where you can tell the weather yourself! We actually are starting to have a lot more earthquakes here now too. They only measure about 4.0 though. Then this year we had a blizzard and a major ice storm! So there is always a lot going on here in the heartland of the nation! I've been thinking about trying Arizona for my joints sake though!
@missybear (11395)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I couldn't wait to get out of Oklahoma,it was cold all the time Tornado warnings all the time and it was just gray to me
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
26 Mar 10
We get a rare earthquake here in Illinois. Always plenty of tornadoes, one or two snow storms during the winter. Tornadoes in the spring, summer, and early autumn. The area I live in now sees alot of flood waters. The home where I grew up about 15 miles away used to flood QUITE often.. up to 8 or more months of the year sometimes, there'd be 5-15 feet of water outside my front door and I would have to take a boat to school. Now I live in town, but still near the river. About 1/4 mile away the river is high and there's minor flooding in low fields and swamp areas.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
27 Mar 10
WOW, did you ever think about moving?
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
26 Mar 10
I live in southern NM and part of the reason I do is it is "safe". We have no earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes...the most we have is bad winds in the spring. The rest of the year it's blue skies and warm/hot. We usually don't have snow to deal with either, but this year we had at least a dozen snows. None of it stayed, but a few hours, but we had snow.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
27 Mar 10
It's been a real strange winter. Lots of places had tons of snow. I've been to NM when I first came to the US and the weather was great.
@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
26 Mar 10
lol...wow...your first move in to the U.s. was right smack dab in the middle of tornado alley? Ouch! yhe, they take some getting used to. My daughter lived in Moore Oklahoma for a while, it was the site of the largest tornado ever recorded in the U.S. It pretty much alomst wiped Moore right off the map. I am one of those twisted people who are fasinated by violent weather. I ahvbe always wanted to go tornadoa chasing. We get them up where I live, just not nearly as often or as severe as they get them in the Midwest. We did have a rash of them last summer though with a few that rivaled anything in tornado alley. I little too close for comfort. about the worst thing we usualy have to deal with up here in northern new england are brutaly cold winters (-30F some days)
@missybear (11395)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I don't think I could handle cold like that anymore. I've been spoiled living in Vegas
@Matt90 (36)
• Switzerland
26 Mar 10
For now I consider myself lucky because I lived in first place where Puglia in Italy..always hot!and not a earthqake zone on request!But now Iìm in Lugano in switzerland! Maybe the winter is a bit cold for me but not a problem..in fact I like to live fully the various seasons..and then a storm every time I do well pleased..Life moves a little bit every day, but I still not overdo it!
@missybear (11395)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I've been to Italy a few times and it's beautiful. The weather is always pretty nice.