Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

What natural disasters do you fear most?

We’re guessing your answer to this poll question, what natural disasters do you fear the most, will depend on where you live or spend the majority of your time. If you live in the Midwest, perhaps you fear tornadoes the most. If you live on the West Coast, it’s probably earthquakes.

But, wherever your geographic location is, there’s probably one or two of these that you fear the most, right? You can vote up to two times in this poll, so please tell us your top two. We’re curious to learn what they are. Thanks! (And please leave politics out of this.)

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Pierre Woody
22 days ago

Inflation wasn’t one of the choices

martin a
1 month ago

Plague

Larry Lauer
1 month ago

Wind

Cathi
1 month ago

Tornados, because I haven’t been around one, but it can keep me from traveling or staying in certain areas at sometimes of year. Fires, because as mentioned, sometimes, you just can’t move fast enough. We were in Oregon on the coast when the Labor Day fires of 2020 started up.

KellyR
1 month ago

Hurricane and tornado. Live on Florida’s west coast, and family in the mid-west. Have seen or lived thru some of both. A breeze is nice, but once it gets out of hand…..

Marion
1 month ago

Probably depends on where you live and which is the most likely.

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

I fill my fuel tanks just before going into the camping area so if I need to “get out of dodge” for any reason, I can travel at least a hundred miles. If the power goes out, there’s no way of getting fuel. There is little to no warning of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. One of the safest things you can do is be aware of the environment you’re in and take action should the need arise.

Last edited 1 month ago by Bob Weinfurt
Neal Davis
1 month ago

I don’t “fear” tornados, but they are the most likely natural disaster that will happen to us, given that we live in the SE corner of east Tennessee. What point is “fearing?” I take precautions and thank God for every day that I have.

Wolfe
1 month ago

Another marriage… 🙂 Just like a bad tornado, as soon as you hear her whine, you just know you’re gonna lose your house…

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Wolfe

Well, I wouldn’t call that a “natural” disaster, Wolfe. I’d call that a “man”-made disaster. Just sayin’. (And I’m only saying it because you know me and know I’m kidding [sorta].) 😆 —Diane

Pierre Woody
22 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

You both are just hilarious!

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
22 days ago
Reply to  Pierre Woody

😆 Thanks, Pierre. That made me happy. Have a good night. 😀 —Diane

Goldie
1 month ago

We’ve dodged tornados, lived through and ran from hurricanes, survived a few hail storms and high winds. Floods and fires are my biggest fears. They can move faster than you would ever believe – we narrowly avoided having our coach destroyed in a flash flood in Kanab one year. If we had not heeded the warning from our phones, if we had driven back a little slower or not been watching to see the berm behind us fail, we would have lost a brand new coach. And a fast moving fire – some of them you can’t drive far enough fast enough. It’s not just wildfires either. If my hubby had joined me on my store run, no one would have been at our coach when the one parked directly behind us went up in flames. BTW – you can move a coach with the slides out….we’ve done it a few times now.

Jeff abrams
1 month ago

Hail and very high winds

Firefly
1 month ago

Tsunami

Jesse W Crouse
1 month ago
Reply to  Firefly

Mine too!

Nancy Smith
1 month ago

Tornadoes (I live in the Midwest and consider hurricanes a cousin) and earthquakes (been in one overseas – no fun)

Alaska Steve
1 month ago

Earthquakes, without a doubt! November 30, 2018 we had a 7.1 quake that we thought would be the last thing we ever saw. After that we had 5.0+ and then much smaller ones. BU, you never know from the time of the first shake how big or how large this one will be! We lost lots of “stuff” and wound up going to the dump with hundreds of pounds of this stuff to throw away. We have also had our share of wildfires to contend with too! Nature can be scary and no matter what disaster hits you and your current area, you never know what may occur.

Alaska is a wild and beautiful place to live (I’ve lived here for 54 years) but natural disasters will occur and no matter what they are we do our best to be prepared but find out afterwards we might not have been as prepared as we thought we were!

Rich
1 month ago

tornado only because of where we live. best case warning for a tornado is about 15-mins. a flood, unless caused by a {bleeped} or levee failure, generally develops much more slowly as do wildfires. and lots and lots of warning/prep time for a hurricane. i’ve been in an earthquake before (13-story high rise) but we now live in a tertiary earthquake zone so not worried about them.

Ron Lane
1 month ago

Right…

Mike Albert
1 month ago

Since you insist on bashing California (no I don’t live there but my son and family do), you would KNOW that the forestry budget was cut by the federal government a couple of years ago, as was most of the natural resource management programs and NPS budget.

Danny Benson
1 month ago

Though it’s not what you might consider a disaster , I fear lightning more than any of the disasters on your list.

Harold Bates
1 month ago
Reply to  Danny Benson

Ditto here too.

Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Danny Benson

Tornados and big time “respect” (fear) of lightning strikes! I was standing about 12’ from a light-pole that was struck. It tossed me several feet in the air and back onto my derrière. Left me with some nerve damage that lasted quite a few years.

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

You don’t need to be an “expert” to recognize poor forest management. A good example is all the forest areas around Lake Tahoe. Sierra Club and TARPA have some of the worst restrictions on what is done (or more importantly, what is NOT done) to the forests all around the lake. As you head up Hwy 50 out of Carson City on your way to the Lake Tahoe area you can SEE all that grey forest – which is dead trees just WAITING for the next wildfire to sweep through. It’s only a matter of time. But, ‘they’ are preserving the pristine lake . . .

Paul Cecil
1 month ago

My biggest fear would be severe thunderstorms. You never know what will be generated. From straight line winds, large hail, or tornadoes. Dangerous enough in a house, but worse in a RV.

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