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Do you live in a dangerous location?

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PlasticFortuneCookie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Currently, I live in a state in America where I could have a flood that could wash my home away, a earthquake that could destroy everything (we have a history of having super earthquakes about every 500 years... We are overdue so far) or have the opportunity of Yellowstone blow up and pour hot lava everywhere (theoretically.. this would effect everyone).
Do you live in a dangerous location? If so, why are you still living there?
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I live in England. The last natural disaster we had was X Factor. :B
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1sidedownand2up Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm somewhat safe, though having a stream that may flood next to your house and having a railway close by are slight risks there is nothing very bad to worry about.
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MosstarKitteh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Not anymore! I used to live in the Mojave Desert though. It was right near a major fault line, and the dry land would randomly burst into flames it seemed. Plus, it was a very high-crime area.
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shoyo4 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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PurpleSnowcones Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, not really. I live in Connecticut.
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Civyx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
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.
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Mkemaster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The only natural danger that is present where I live is... Boredom
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Stxl87 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
i live in ny and we just had the effects of hurricane irene, it was pretty bad, but not deadly where im at, just a lot of rain and high wind.
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Jethrobot Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
Yes. Not on the same scale but Half the year is dark and that combined with cold that creates ice and snow makes every stroll around the neighbourhood hazardous;)
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mangagirl1603 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist 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.
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I thought you were referring to crime rate. :XD:

As far as weather is concerned, no. We have four seasons, thunderstorms and blizzards, but it is by no means dangerous/severe. Just something you have to muscle through.
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tdroid Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
No, I certainly do not. In fact, I live in a very safe place on this earth which I am very grateful for.
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timmy64 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm from Australia. Even the geography wants me dead.
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm from the north so there's relatively little chance of flooding, like down south.
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RobStrand Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I have snow, ice storms, thunder storms and that is about it.
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Princess-Amy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I live in a relatively geographically stable place where the weather isnt that bad.. we still have nasty weather sometimes though
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edarlin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
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
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Cody-H Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Photographer
I'm safe.
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xxEvilBlondiexx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist 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.
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
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.
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Bytestream Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No :la:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 :sun:) but never have I seen any locals need an evacuation from anything :phew: 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.
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The-Build Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't, but if my neighbour insists on playing the ukulele this badly at night in future, she will.
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
There's also the threat of hurricanes, which aren't so bad. I'd take the nastiest storm over getting shot.. Anyway, I'm looking to move out soon, in a few years.
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Crime is a big issue, so yeaahh.
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LeapingLela Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I live within 60 miles of an active volcano. And on an Earthquake fault line. Got to love the Puget Sound Area!
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Can you really see Mt. Rainier from pretty much anywhere?
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LeapingLela Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is true. On a clear day I can see it from my window.
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice.. it's as flat as my chest here ._.
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist 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.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
England is pretty boring in that regard.

Danger comes from people, not nature here.
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I guess you haven't had your house flooded recently then?
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I live in the middle of nowhere, so no.
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Living in the middle of nowhere does not affect your risk of flooding.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Generally, the risk of flooding does not outweigh the risk of man, is what I mean.
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NamezMud Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   General Artist
We get tomatoes sometimes but that's about the worst of it. It's mostly Just a quiet home in the Woods.
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edarlin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I heard those tomatoes can be pretty deadly...
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NamezMud Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   General Artist
Doh! That's what I get for using the art tablet to write messages. X(
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edarlin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
:lol:
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hopeira9 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
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!
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PlasticFortuneCookie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
... Dang. 0.0
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PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I live in one of the least exciting places on the planet. It's brilliant.

The worst we have to deal with is rain. We've had flooding recently, but that's because it hasn't really stopped raining for over a year and the ground is saturated. There's not even that many people.
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0rg Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I live in a suburban ghetto, every day I face the horrific dangers of the soccer mom gang-bangers jumping me and taking my wallet
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PlasticFortuneCookie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:0
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ElDynamite Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We get nothing dangerous, the only bad thing that happened was a 5-day power outage from Sandy, and that's in ten years :shrug:
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LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I live near the Gulf Coast, so there's that hurricane risk and also in Texas - the wild west.
The winters are mild, the humidity is high at times and the terrain is mostly flat. :la:
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DavidScript Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hectan is dangerous.
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Benjamin-Biddix Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not in nature....but drunk rednecks can be hasty and aggressive. :)
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the rate of coastal erosion continues, in about twenty years my house will fall into the sea. That's about it in terms of danger.
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
The ground is pretty active where I'm from. So we never get earthquakes. :la:
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