Skip to comments.Death map USA: Natural disaster hotspots revealed
Posted on 09/23/2010 2:28:25 PM PDT by illiac
Southerners are more like to die from the effects of the weather than people living in any other region of the US.
Kind of interesting, even though the data is over a year old.
Can also look at separate counties with the links provided on the page.
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First it was Global Cooling and we were all going to freeze. Then it was Global Warming and we were all going to bake. Then it became Global Climate Change because they werent sure whether we would bake or freeze, but they were sure it had to do with temperature.
Now apparently its Global Climate Disruption, because they arent even sure the temperature will be any different than it otherwise would have been, but still, its going to be really bad, and its all our fault. Whatever its going to be the cure will be massive government intervention in the economy & massive taxation.
I love living in North-West Lower Michigan,on Lake Michigan.
No hurricanes,floods,earthquakes,tsunami,mudslides,or tornados. A very few waterspouts and a snowstorm or two are as bad as it gets here.
I do feel very sorry for the people who are innocent victims of natural disasters.
Holy San Andreas, Batman, it looks like some data has been omitted. Or is it the counter-intuitive red is safe, blue is danger?
I always chuckle a bit when people start complaining about why people keep living near the ocean where there are hurricanes. Hell, I live around Seattle where I am surrounded by live volcanoes. Not active, but not dormant either (as Mt. St. Helens proved). I am also living on top of the 2nd largest earthquake producer after CA. If you live on WA's coast, you are the most likely to get hit by a tsunami. Why do people persist in living in an area dubbed "Tornado Alley"? In the north it is cold and snow and sometimes, tornadoes. In the south it is heat and sometimes tornadoes or hurricanes. The SW has heat, CA and WA state have earthquake dangers.
Mother Nature wants to kill you.
We choose where to live for many reasons, and, like me, you just hope that the "big one" doesn't hit while you are there.
Well at least they got the Yellowstone Caldera right.
I grew up in Berrien County. There were some nasty tornadoes in places within an hour’s drive and we had some killer lightning/thunderstorms. A bunch of folk were killed in Flint in the late 50s (date unsure). Also a Palm Sunday tornado cluster that took out a good share of Elkhart IN. I remember driving through the town afterward with my parents. Horrible.
“Also a Palm Sunday tornado cluster that took out a good share of Elkhart IN”
I remember the palm Sunday tornados of 1965. I saw both tornados the first one was a double funnell each was abouta 1/2 mile wide. It was ablsoutly surreal.
I live now in Charlevoix County. Living on Lake Michigan moderates the weather by cooling the hot air that goes on to form tornadoes. It also, being a giant heat-sink,keeps us warmer in the winter,and cooler in the summer.
Down in Berrian County,you get the nasty weather from the plains that causes all the devastation in that region.
The worst storm I’ve ever been in was just south of the Berrian County line while I was on my way home from Indianapolis. I’ll never forget that one.
I live in Tampa FL. No bad weather here, just sunny weather and pretty girls on the beaches. Cmon down.
Not by a long shot. If they did it would look more like THIS:
That’s a good point.
Alright, I’m in the vaporization zone !! no pain baby !
Yeah, how many people up north die of heart attacks while shoveling snow? And is that reported as weather related or just as a heart attack?
I was 9 years old for those Palm Sunday tornadoes. I remember the sky being the oddest yellow color. I’ve been near tornadoes since (the Army took my husband and I to Oklahoma, and Texas, all rather well-known tornado magnets) and seen the results, have been fortunate enough not to have had to be too up close and personal with them. I haven’t seen the sky the way it was in Michigan that day though.
Strangely enough the only funnel cloud I’ve seen, maybe a few hundred feet across, was in an old sugar cane field here on Oahu. I remember thinking - that can’t be here... this is Hawaii!
We do get tsunamis, only that’s more of a celebratory thing if you judge from the last one. Everyone heads to higher ground and parties for the day. Everything closes down. The tailgate parties were huge.
It’s been reported that laying out on the railroad tracks can be somewhat life threatening.
A lot. Not just while shoveling snow but later that day/night.
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