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Generational disasters

Postby redrobin » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:27 pm

I've seen more 100 year flood,fire, hurricanes, ice storms etc than I can shake a stick at. I've seen at least 2 100 year floods and an ice storm like no one has ever seen . Curious what's next. Volcanoes?

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Re: Generational disasters

Postby 4Diamond » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:25 pm

A large earthquake

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Postby redrobin » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:53 am

4Diamond wrote:A large earthquake

I hope not here
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes ... ummary.php

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Postby Big Muddy rancher » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:16 pm

redrobin wrote:I've seen more 100 year flood,fire, hurricanes, ice storms etc than I can shake a stick at. I've seen at least 2 100 year floods and an ice storm like no one has ever seen . Curious what's next. Volcanoes?


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Re: Generational disasters

Postby cow pollinater » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:34 pm

I don't know what could come next. I left California in the last part of the crippling drought there. I'm in a high rainfall part of the country now and I still start sweating when it dries out just a tad here. I think I have weather related PTSD. :lol:
I have a friend that we helped in Kansas after the fires there that has family in Montana in the areas that burned and also in Texas where the massive flooding is. I admire her strength as she's still laughing and helping where she can despite still putting her own life back together. I admire her strength.
The part that still irritates me is that we continue to see disasters but it only gets covered if it's a high population area. Where do people think their food supply comes from? Do we not matter unless we live in a city?

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Re: Generational disasters

Postby redrobin » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:17 am

4Diamond wrote:A large earthquake

I see they had an 8.1 off the sw corner of Mexico .
https://www.cnsnews.com/

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Re: Generational disasters

Postby 4Diamond » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:25 am

I heard that. That's massive

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Re: Generational disasters

Postby lavacarancher » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:47 pm

San Andreas, Yellowstone and New Madrid are all potential places that are ready for a massive earth quake.

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Re: Generational disasters

Postby leanin' H » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:51 pm

Generational disasters is a misleading media term, like pink slime! :mad: This Houston flooding was a "1000 year storm" according to the press. Now I am not in any diminishing the damage and loss of life Harvey brought, but weather records have clearly shown the same flooding or worse down there in the 1930's. We live in a generation of dishonest journalism. Anything for a headline or to grab more mouse clicks. We have drought and fire and floods and earthquakes where I live, although floods are rare. Even had a few tornados. I guess I wonder if we are having more disasters or if they are just hyped and publicized more?
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Re: Generational disasters

Postby 4Diamond » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:02 pm

Of course they are more publicized now than ever before.

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Re: Generational disasters

Postby Traveler » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:15 pm

I'm sure a carbon tax and strict regulation would fix everything. Oh yeah, gotta stop fracking.

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Re: Generational disasters

Postby lavacarancher » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:32 am

leanin' H wrote:Generational disasters is a misleading media term, like pink slime! :mad: This Houston flooding was a "1000 year storm" according to the press. Now I am not in any diminishing the damage and loss of life Harvey brought, but weather records have clearly shown the same flooding or worse down there in the 1930's. We live in a generation of dishonest journalism. Anything for a headline or to grab more mouse clicks. We have drought and fire and floods and earthquakes where I live, although floods are rare. Even had a few tornados. I guess I wonder if we are having more disasters or if they are just hyped and publicized more?


Leanin, you are correct. If you study the hour by hour rain fall amounts you will see that there were periods where the amount of rain exceeded the 100, 500, 1000 and even one period exceeded the 40,000 year flood predictions. Over all, though, Allison probably dumped more rain on us than Harvey. Truth in journalism is a thing of the past. All we have now is sensationalism crafted to sell more advertising.


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