Which storm do you fear most; Earthquake, Hurricane, Flood... Why

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  1. glmclendon profile image60
    glmclendonposted 9 years ago

    Which storm do you fear most; Earthquake, Hurricane, Flood... Why

  2. Michelle Taylor profile image59
    Michelle Taylorposted 9 years ago

    Great question!  I am definitely most afraid of flooding.  I have always had a very strong fear of not being able to breath and drowning would definitely not be my preferred way to go.

  3. tlmcgaa70 profile image61
    tlmcgaa70posted 9 years ago

    actually, this may sound cliche or corney or whatever, but i do not fear any type of storm because I know my GOD is watching over me. being freed from the fear of things actually opens the door to seeing their awesome wonder. i have sat and watched as firefighters fought a grass fire just up the hill from my place, and thinking how beautifully the flames danced as the wind pushed them along. i had no fear it would come my way and destroy my home. i have raced out the door to see if there was a tornado in sight. yes i know such storms can be devestating, but for me personally i do not fear them.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 9 years ago

    I have a horrible fear of tornadoes.  The very idea scares me to death.  I grew in So. Calif. so earthquakes, while they can be devastating, don't generally scare me - but tornadoes.....oh yes!!!

  5. Heather Jacobs profile image64
    Heather Jacobsposted 9 years ago

    Earthquake. I live in a Florida and so I know that I will have 2 to 3 days to get out of the path a hurricane. Floods too seem to give a bit of a warning (raining much?). Tornadoes usually affect only a small number of homes. However, an earthquake can level a massive city suddenly without warning.

    I have to say, having worked in disaster response in the past, it does have a lot to do with what you are prepared for and familiar with. I prepare for hurricanes every year before hurricane season starts and so they don’t scare me. I know what to do for floods and tornadoes. But to me earthquakes are something completely foreign.

    1. glmclendon profile image60
      glmclendonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Earthquates get the best of me. The others I will just leave.

    2. teaches12345 profile image86
      teaches12345posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't really fear any storms in a "phobia" type of way, but they should be dealt with seriously in preparing for their arrival.

  6. Dee aka Nonna profile image60
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 9 years ago

    There is enough power and possible destruction in each type (and more) that you mentioned here.  The fact is we may not know how much destruction is carried in a storm, etc. until after it has happened....that within itself should cause concern, if not fear.

    Hurricanes, and floors can be predicted and tracted allowing those in it's path to move out of it's way....the storms, tornadoes, heavy rains and floors that are carried within a hurricane, especially after they make landfall, should also be cause for concern. 

    Earthquakes, to me, are very scary....they seem to just happen without much, if any, warning.....not something you can necessarily prepare for

    I try not to allow fear to come into the equation....when you are in fear you can't think....but I am concerned whenever I hear about any natural disaster looming.

  7. cynthtggt profile image71
    cynthtggtposted 9 years ago

    Definitely a flood.  I had a dream once about a great tidal wave and I live near the beach so it was pretty scary.

  8. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 9 years ago

    They are all fightening because the power of nature has a tendency to humble all of us!  I live in earthquake country, and most of our structures have been retro-fitted to take the brunt of the shaking. The fearful part is the unpredictibility. The atershocks are the worst w/ stress-producing frequency and randomness.  Although I have never experienced one, I fear hurricanes the most since they can cause total destruction w/ powerful, shattering winds as well as flooding. The thought of snakes and vermin being tossed in the mix and possibly hovering in my shelter additionally creeps me out!

  9. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 9 years ago

    I really don't fear any storm. Everyone has a time to go. I will take the precautions to get my family out of danger, Not temp the Lord, But, No matter where I may be? God will take me home when it's my time.

  10. Joyette  Fabien profile image86
    Joyette Fabienposted 9 years ago

    I believe earthquakes are the worst. I am in an area that is prone to all three, however, I feel more terrified by the unpredictable nature of earthquakes and the threat of tsunamis which usually follows them.

  11. Bonitaanna profile image59
    Bonitaannaposted 9 years ago

    I would say out of the three that it would be the Earthquake.  My husband is from Chile and he said that there was an earthquake in Chile and the ground opened up under a town and it swallowed the whole  town and everyone in it right down the hole and the earth came back together just like nothing was there!  this happened within seconds.  Just like flushing a toilet.  I think that would be very freightening to know that you are a mile beneath the face of the earth with the posibility of being still alive until you die. 
    I was in an accident in a uhaul truck and was asleep in the turn over and was thrown thru the side window and bounced in and out of the window as the truck turned over.  I believe God had his hand on us both.  That was very freightening but I kept my cool and did not panic. I came out of it with just bruises, but if Sam did not have his seat belt on, I would have been dead. We sang in a church that night and I could hardly walk.  I did not go to the hospital.  I believe most people get hurt or killed because they panic in situations. With each bounce I concentrated to pull myself up and reach for the rear view mirror.  I was barefooted and it was 5 degrees below zero, my bare feet were on the bar between the big window and the small window. Dirt and rocks were flying up as we were skidding down the embankment. Each time the truck bounced my backside would hit the ground!  The truck was totaled. It split open and our things were thrown out along the highway.

    1. Dee aka Nonna profile image60
      Dee aka Nonnaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Tahe earthquake story is why I do not like them.

      The accident story is a great example of having "the will to live".  You had a strong will that day...


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