I live in the Typhoon Belt and the Pacific Ring of Fire. Crime rate's pretty high as well. But really, it's counterproductive to worry so much about what could happen instead of noticing the great things that are already there, like the fact I can go to the beach all year round and not need separate wardrobes for different times of the year.
I dont think it's particularly dangerous. There does tend to be quite a bit of tornadoes but never been hit. Also someone stole my roommates car. I think the biggest danger is crime more than natural disaster but it's a relatively sleepy area so even that isnt too common.
mangagirl1603Featured By OwnerDec 10, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jesus that sounds dangerous. I think that Japan is a pretty goddamn dangerous place to live, its prone to so many natural disasters and it's likely to be one of the first countries to sink due to global warming.
I don't really live in a dangerous place, there's a children's park in front of my house where it was reported last year that there were illegal drug users hanging about there and that somebody was knifed nearby but that's about it. I live very close to Glasgow though, which has the titles "The Friendly City" and "The Stab Capital of Europe" Lolwhat.
Tornadoes Temperature range of -30 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit Blizzards Poisonous snakes and spiders Plague-carrying rodents Wolves, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, skunks, and badgers. All of which potentially have rabies. Occasional rogue cattle Prairie and forest fires Long stretches of uninhabited road (run out of gas in some areas and you could die before reaching potable water, let alone civilization) Within 400 miles of Yellowstone About 100 miles to the nearest hospital And worst of all, rednecks/survivalists
xxEvilBlondiexxFeatured By OwnerDec 9, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen a cougar near my house before. Also a bear crossing the road where I used to live (which isn't that far from here, so there are probably ones here too). I don't think they typically go after humans, but I'm still scared of them. Plus we have a lot of tornadoes.
I'm in the US, but barring the apocolypse or an extremely freak tornado, I'm super safe from natural disasters. At least my personal neighborhood, there are some spots around here prone to a bit of flooding.
Oh, and that doesn't count the winter. Shit can go DOWN in the winter.
Amazingly no. Australia is famous for two ironically opposite disaster types - raging fires and flash floods (yes, it may not rain a lot here, but when it does it pours, and all of that hard, sun-baked ground doesn't exactly absorb the water very quickly). But I've lived in this town all my life (even though my family has moved a dozen damn times already, but all within the same general town) and never once has it been threatened by either. Sometimes they get close, smoke from fires can sweep over the skies (causing a really cool orange sun ) but never have I seen any locals need an evacuation from anything The worst we get are summer thunderstorms which can bring down trees and damage houses and cars with hail. Rarely do they kill someone though.
rustyironmongerFeatured By OwnerDec 9, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
My neighborhood is built on dehydrated swampland like over half of my city, there are numerous fault lines plus the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the dams are all not seismically protected, there are natural gas, propane, diesel, crude oil and gasoline pipelines under most of the city, I live near 3 non-seismic-safe bulk oil facilities (one abandoned but still full of old gasoline, old kerosene and old diesel) and two non-seismic-safe bulk propane facilities, there is a volcano that is presumed dormant or extinct but never monitored on the south end of town that will destroy all of my city and much of neighboring areas by way of pyroclastic flows and lava if it ever erupts, and there are wildfire risks everywhere. Not to mention Yellowstone and the possibility of much of the area, including a hospital, being obliterated by a lahar from a volcano eruption in the Cascade Mountains, or by massive ashfall in the case of a possibly imminent Mount Rainier eruption.
I still live here because I am pretty much stuck here until I can get off of Social Security and county mental-health services, ideally I would move to Australia because of it being a more desirable place to live, having a more tolerant, less religious and less ignorant culture and having nicer weather, but with my criminal and psychiatric hospitalization records, I'm stuck in a country that I hate and am looking at Las Vegas, several San Joaquin Valley-area California cities, Tucson, Las Cruces and Albuquerque as new locations since they are inland, have nicer weather, more frequent but smaller & typically less destructive earthquakes, and aren't stuck-up yuppie towns with no nightlife for non-students, whose main attraction is a high-ranked university, like where I live.
Its not really dangerous, except on the roads. People drive like freakin idiots here. Worse than i've seen anywhere else (although that's not saying much, i've only been to 4 states). According to one of my friend's fireman son, there's a whopping 64 accidents a day in Midland county!