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Aloha Friday

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Aloha! Kailani is the brain-child behind this fun Friday meme. If you feel inclined to answer my question, please post your answer in the comment section. Sound fun? Of course it does! Want to answer more questions? Hop over to An Island Life and play along!

(Please feel free to answer the question below, even if you’re not playing Aloha Friday!)

My question:

Which natural disaster freaks you out more?

My answer:

I’d have to say an earthquake. I mean, you can hide from a tornado (been there, do that a lot), and one usually has a lot of notice when a hurricane is coming so you’ve got the time to pack up your belongings, secure your house, etc., but earthquakes … are unannounced, unpredictable and everywhere. There’s no where hide. There’s no where you can seek shelter without the threat of something falling on you or the earth simply opening up and swallowing you.

Yikes. Now I’m going to have that terrifying visual image in my head all day.

11 thoughts on “Aloha Friday”

  1. I forgot about ice storms! We had a pretty wicked one a few years back and were w/o electricity for 11 days. Ice storms are CRIPPLING – life just halts.

  2. For me it’s definitely tornado’s!
    However I could have done without that ice storm a few years ago..14 days with no power. I guess it depends on were you live, certainly that tsunami on Christmas day a few years ago must have been a horrible thing to go through.

  3. Since I live in the hurricane capital, pretty much, but not this year,-Florida, I would have to say tornado’s. Just because I know that they could happen here, and I’m not sure what we would do.

    I’m not too worried about earthquakes, as I know they don’t have much of an impact on us here.

    Happy Friday!

  4. I have to say earthquakes too. I’ve been through a couple that registered more than 8 on the Richter scale. And I used to work not 100 yards from a fault line when I lived in Anchorage. Let me tell you! Boy Howdy! Being that close to the fault line can leave me feeling agitated when there is no obvious quake happening. However, I’d usually go look up quake info online and find that we’d had a small 1. something, which always seemed to explain my agitation. NOT a fun way to live! Coincidentally, I also lived less than 2 miles from said fault line.

    The thought of hurricanes bothers me as well. But, I think it’s more of a barometric pressure thing. I already *know* that it would cause me great discomfort so I don’t want to deal with one (arthritis).

    And in the last year, we’ve had a couple big funnel clouds and two tornadoes here.

  5. I agree with you…earthquakes can’t be seen comin’! Plus, I live in an area where an earthquake would be much more likely than a hurricane…landlocked!

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