Friday, September 19, 2008

Random Poll Friday

Natural disasters. What's worse? Living in an earthquake zone and not knowing when one is going to happen (just knowing it will one day)? Or tornado alley, where you get a few minutes warning to find a safe room in your house? The Gulf Coast, where you could get hit by a hurricane, but get ample warning to evacuate if needed? None of those sound too appealing to me. Which do you think is the worst?

7 comments:

Keith and Nicci said...

I put other, as in AZ, but then you deal with drought, and a lack of water is not exactly a good thing either... I guess I'm going to have to think about this some more.

Leia said...

Earthquake zone.

I can handle a tornado. Yes, they kill people and cause destruction, but we often have quite a bit of warning with all the technology these days. I feel the same about hurricanes - though I'd rather live in hurricane zones than tornado alley!

Earthquakes scare me - the thought of driving and having my car disappear in a hole in the road....and not knowing when it could happen. Eeek!

How about tsunamis? ....I think that would be the worst for me, because I want to live on an island!

Shannon said...

I think I prefer doing my best and being prepared but not having to worry and watch every year. Maybe it's just an "ignorance is bliss" attitude. Maybe I just don't have enough real-life experience to completely appreciate the damage each can cause. There aren't any guarantees anywhere. You just have to decide which risks you're most comfortable with, do your best to be prepared, and trust the Lord to take care of the rest.

denedu said...

It's funny that people are so afraid of earthquakes. I guess there are probably places in the world that have them all the time, but I grew up in California and there were only a few that I actually felt. And out of those only a few that actually did any major damage. I remember when I was on my mission in Arkansas and I would say I was from California I could always hear a little gasp from people. And they would always say they couldn't live there, because of the earthquakes...when in turn I was always freaked out that they had a daily siren test for tornadoes. hahahaha :)

Emily said...

I live in an earthquake AND tornado zone. They are both very scary to me! But like Leia said, you get NO warning for an earthquake.

Janelle said...

I think I'd prefer storms to earthquakes. I'd hate for my house to flood every couple of years (what a pain), but I'd choose that over a sudden avalanche of rubble descending on my kiddos! Fortunately I live in a none-of-the-above zone!

Kelley said...

I live in Tornado Alley, and was scared to death at first, but have learned there's really nothing to be afraid of. Yes, you COULD get hit by a tornado, but the chances are small even it there's one in the area. I'm not sure I'd want to live in Hurricane Land since the swath is SOOO wide. Yikes!

By the way, I'm glad your house is okay.