What Natural Disasters Does Your Area Get?

dDave

Guardian of the Light
V.I.P.
#1
Seeing as to how GF is a pretty diverse place with members online around the world I figured that this thread would get some pretty interesting responses.

Where I am we have a lot of different types of natural disasters.

Forest Fires
Landslides
Avalanches
Floods (in the lower areas)
Tornadoes (they can happen but they're rare)
Blizzards (we had a huge blizzard in 2006 and a state of disaster was declared in most of the state)
Droughts (yeah it's technically defined as a natural disaster)
Hailstorms (we don't get many major ones but when we do they're crazy!)

Obviously some of those are more common than others, for instance, usually the moisture level isn't high enough to get tornadoes, avalanches don't affect me where I live they do happen near me though, floods definitely cannot happen in my area specifically but throughout the state they can happen.

So let's hear about some other natural disasters, what do you get where you live, common or uncommon, just what is prone to your area and what can happen but doesn't happen often.
 
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pro2A

Hell, It's about time!
#2
Blizzards, floods on occasion, tornadoes once in a blue moon. Sometimes we get the leftovers of a hurricane. Otherwise not much.
 

wooly

I am the woolrus
#3
wow, ddave. D'you ever think you should..... move? :p

We don't get any natural disasters. None whatsoever. Somebody up there likes us i guess! Or just doesn't pay much attention to us....
 

OliviaGrace

Registered Member
#4
I live in tornado alley as they say. I've had them go North of me and south of me. Eventually....well, ya know! We get them anytime of the year. The last few years, we've also gotten hit with ice storms. One knocked out power to the area around me for 2 weeks. Luckily, I didn't lose power but lost water, phone and internet. It was torture.
Occasional flooding too.
 
#5
We get unnatural floods of cheap, tacky, two-penny tarts in the town square on a daily basis but yet to experience anything else over here. Perhaps an occasional flood from the river Trent once in a while.
 

Cait

Oh, poppycock.
#6
It snows a lot here so sometimes the snow melts really fast and causes floods. Also, we can get left over of wind storms, but nothing major.
 

Envy

Band Nerd ♫
#7
Tornadoes (I live in Tornado Alley... but I haven't ever seen one in my town. XD)
Ice Storms (Yay! The biggest and really only one we had was in December of 2007, though.)
Hail Storms (I guess I could say this because we had golf ball sized this last Spring)
Flooding (Happened a lot in the state lately.)

We also get the remainder of hurricanes (like Ike), but they can't really be considered natural disasters once they get up here. They just cool things off and bring some much needed rain!

Apparentally we get fires too... because Oklahoma's stupid bipolar winters make things really mild, sunny, windy, and dry at times.

Notice blizzards are completely absent from the list. We don't get much snow at all. :(
 
#10
In SA we get some serious flooding durning the rainy seasons. Once 2 national roads we flooded and our exams wecanceled that day since many students couldn't even get out their driveways.