justjed0001 wrote: ↑11 Jul 2018 03:24An Okie here. Tornadoes are the primary threat. Straight-line winds of 113mph have been clocked in my neighborhood. A couple of years ago, we got 10 inches of rain in less than 4 hours. Other than that, just the miserable heat in the summer, and ice-storms that can take out the electricity for days in the winter. Our earthquakes are nothing to write home about.
I never understood why on earth you keep on building wooden houses if you have winds over 113mph. I used to grow in the Vipava valley where we have something called Burja. Its not unusual to get winds of 113mph or above. The only ones complaining are the smokers, since the wind smokes the cigarette instead of you.
Near the sea there is a phenomenom called the Tramontana, which are basically even stronger winds. Houses are usually without damage, but there was a strong one in 1986, with winds over 220mph.
In 2014, there was an ice storm which hit a big portion of the country, which caused damage to over 50% of the forest. Not to mention all the infrastructure being damaged.