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I think tsunamis 'win' this competition because it is a larger scale phenomena, could have put floods instead.
I live in a part of the world where there really never are disastrous natural phenomena, so I am not scared of any of these personally.. but being caught in any of them at their worst (except maybe the thunderstorm, which one can more easily get cover from) would be about an equal scary situation for me.
However, I voted for wildfires.. can cover very large areas and go on for months.. very crazy and scary. At least the others are for a short time.10
I was nearly killed in a tornado when I was about 4 years old, so they have terrified me ever since. We had a single wide trailer in the middle of our property, which was just a hay field, and a small tornado came through our valley. I remember being huddled under a table with my family. Luckily, the tornado skirted our home and we escaped unharmed. My aunt and uncle lost a shop in the same tornado down the road from us.42
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Well that is a good questions and yes there are plenty of natural disasters that are scary to me but the ones you have put in the pics above are not the ones that occur in my geographical location (fortunately).
Anyways, the one that scares me the most is when all the ice in this world melts and the sea levels will rise by 65 meters and thereby resulting in almost all the coastal cities of this world going under the sea forever.
Hence what I said above I think goes with the vote C. Tsunamis.18
Earthquakes. I was in the Bay Area when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit.
I wa travelling that highway daily till just a couple of days before it hit. The top level crashed down on the level below that, and many sections had both levels crash down to the street level. Many people were smashed between levels or by both levels coming down on them. The werestill searching for bodies many days after. If I had not moved just a couple of days earlier, I could have been in that!11
People are put through so many natural disasters and I thank God that I'm in a location away from a flooding area, the electricity goes out I call and reported within an hour it's back on, look at people living in the places they are still rebuilding their life's together most of them died due to lack of medical attention cause they were on medications in America Samoa, me and my cousin use to talk to this woman who was a school teacher she told us all about her history living there, women get pregnant some
go move to Hawaii US cause they have more doctors who help save babies
and pregnant women10
Everything but thunderstorms. I grew up where tornadoes were very possible. Never seen one though but now I live on the west coast and everyone is talking about “The Big One” earthquake and it freaks me out. I thought about moving more east but there were a ton of town demolished by wildfires this summer due to high heat. Also if we have a big earthquake here it will cause a tsunami. Also not fond of those.20
This is what Hurricane Sandy did to NYC.. I worked 4 - 12 hour shifts.. 7am to 7pm. Search, Recovery, and Protection of Property.15
I'm not really scared of any of them, so I suppose I would have to pick the one that I think sucks the most, which would probably be a tsunami.
I've dealt with earthquakes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms, and at least with most wildfires, you have at least some warning that it's coming.10
I'd have to say earthquakes even though they're rare where I live. Both their unpredictability and destructive power make them quite formidable. It's the one disaster where you have literally no warning before it happens.23
Tsunami's are pretty much impossible to experiance where I live and if one ever did reach where I live well then we're all gonna die anyway.
Thunderstorms, wild fires/crop burnings, and tornado's ain't crap. They're as common as dirt here and honestly don't bother me, I go outside and watch em whenever they're around.10
none scare me any more than another and none really scare me. your list needs a few more though.
insect plague (think locusts)
Tsunami - hard to avoid. The others are pretty much easier to avoid. Earthquake, we are located on the ring of fire, it's "normal" here. Still pretty scary if you are in the office on 20th floor +.14
Fires, because that is what is where I live. Well, earthquakes too, but I don't live in a brick highrise so not at high risk. I live about 8 miles from the ocean at about 400 feet elevation, so it would have to be a huge tsunami to get me. And tornadoes are rare here and usually small. If I was in someplace like Nebraska that would be #1.10
I've lived in California all my life and have always been amused by people who are afraid of the rare, isolated California earthquake, yet they live where there are incredibly dangerous and destructive hurricanes and tornadoes every single year.20
There's only one good answer. You only die in a tsunami if you're a moron. Wildfires can be spotted miles away. Thunderstorms? Really? Are you 5 years old? Tornados are known about potentially weeks ahead of time. Earthquakes are sudden and, depending on where you live, can be very dangerous.0
I guess earthquakes, although we are at very low risk of any of these in the UK luckily, flooding is more of an issue in the country although again thankfully not in my part.10
We only have thunderstorms in Denmark, but I'm definitely most afraid of a tsunami, should I ever encounter one while travelling.20
A tsunami as shown in the picture will only be seen in a Hollywood movie.
I can't say that I'm ''scared'' of any of those; but I'd take each of them for serious.21
Well wildfires can't really effect me. We get thunderstorms all the time here so no big. Tornadoes.. I've got people who's basements I can hide in. I don't live in a city so earthquakes wouldn't be a huge deal.
Tsunamis though.. that's scary.10
I don't scare easily, so any of those I've already had to deal with. To fear something means you have something to lose. Mainly your life. I've already lived well past my expiration date so I will face them just as I've faced them in the past.10
None of them scare me at all, nothing scares me at all12
For me it´s wildfire because I live near a wood that if it burns my house goes down for sure as well.10
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There was once a tornado than ran through a Texas town at a particularly low speed- that SOUNDS great, but it refers only to speed at which the funnel moves (which is typically around 30 mph), NOT the speed at which the wind IN the funnel moves (which is typically around two HUNDRED miles an hour, can easily reach three, and can have short bursts where it exceeds the speed of SOUND). This particular tornado basically wiped the town off the map- there was one house it moved through where it killed everyone taking shelter inside, despite the fact that the walls were made of stone and were two feet thick. That's not really a "house", is it? That's a freaking CASTLE and it still wasn't enough.
Another tornado hit... Missouri, I think it was, and passed through a bowling alley. The lanes it hit were just plain GONE, but the lane right next to it didn't even have its pins knocked over. That's how precise these things are.
Also, that funnel? It's only visible because of the dust and debris it kicks up. It's entirely possible to have one that's COMPLETELY INVISIBLE. And the real kicker? Tidal waves are easy; that's just a response to undersea land shifts or volcanic eruptions. Earthquakes are due to tectonic plate shifting, and hurricanes are just thermal energy being converted into mechanical energy. What causes tornadoes? NOBODY KNOWS. Oh, it seems simple enough on the surface- hot air wants to rise, cool air wants to descend, mountains (in particular the Rockies/Sierra Nevadas and the Appalachians, which form a south-pointing triangle in the US, which is why our weather is so weird) say "nuts to both of you", but the shifting air would make for VERTICAL rotation, not horizontal. And no one knows how it changes. Lots of theories, but none that work. It's basically the weather's version of a movie monster.
That is really frightening. I'm glad I live in NY. We don't get crazy tornadoes and earthquakes like that