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Poll: Quakes, Twisters or Hurricanes—Which Would You Rather Live With?

Imperial Valley swarm and Gulf Coast storm are reminders that where we live is a choice of threats.

Thankfully, last week’s —called a swarm and felt locally—did not lead to a feared Big One. But on the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Isaac did serious damage, and areas of the Midwest are still rebuilding after deadly spring tornadoes. So where do you go to escape natural disaster? Are San Diegans relatively safe—being some distance from the biggest fault lines in California? Pick you poison—what force of nature is least worrisome to you?

ibbarbara September 05, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Also having experienced all three, I would take an earthquake.
Sarah Riccitelli September 05, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Earthquake b/c feeling the Earth move is thrilling despite the damage that it can do.
Ed Sorrels September 05, 2012 at 10:40 PM
LOL ! Sarah, That is only because you have never been thru a really big one, and add this, if they are ocean centered they can produce Sunami's such as the one in Japan last year.
Russel Ray September 10, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I went through Hurricanes Carla, Beulah, Camille, Allen, and probably some others that weren't as big when they hit me. I'd choose earthquakes any day because the big ones are few and far between, certainly nothing like living through hurricanes every few years.
Russel Ray September 10, 2012 at 06:47 PM
You realize that hurricanes and tornadoes can kill you in an instant too, right?

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