The natural disaster in your area

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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by Solist » 12 Jun 2019 23:58

justjed0001 wrote:
11 Jul 2018 03:24
An 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.
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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by cafe_liegeois » 13 Jun 2019 00:06

Our media report that you've just had some really bad hailstorms near the Croatian border. Hailstones up to 12 cm (5 inch) diameter.

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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by Solist » 13 Jun 2019 00:20

cafe_liegeois wrote:
13 Jun 2019 00:06
Our media report that you've just had some really bad hailstorms near the Croatian border. Hailstones up to 12 cm (5 inch) diameter.

Ralf
Oh yes, forgot about that. Hailstones are not that uncommon in some areas, the country has a very diverse climate given its size. Those 12cm ones were pretty darn big though.

There were also yearly floods a couple of years back, some houses had their ground floors completely under water. We used to joke that now we live in Venice, since for some parts of the village, boats were the only option to get to the main route.

Venice is another story altogether, I have no idea how are they gonna save that city from floods. The whole thing is literally sinking.

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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by timspell » 03 Aug 2019 04:59

Venice is another story altogether, I have no idea how are they gonna save that city from floods. The whole thing is literally sinking.
That's terrible! Too much history there. There must be some projects under way save the city.

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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by phivates » 03 Aug 2019 15:42

Here in the Pacific Northwest we await the Big One: a 9.0 subduction zone quake that comes around every 3-600 years they say. It will send us back to the Stone Age.

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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by cary114 » 04 Aug 2019 05:18

well other then my man cave, Yellowstone about 300 miles to the west.

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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by Solist » 04 Aug 2019 22:07

timspell wrote:
03 Aug 2019 04:59
Venice is another story altogether, I have no idea how are they gonna save that city from floods. The whole thing is literally sinking.
That's terrible! Too much history there. There must be some projects under way save the city.
There certainly are.

There was a big flood not long ago (may - 134cm). Smaller floods are getting more and more frequent. The main problem is the uneven sinkage of the terrain, causing the city to also start tilting. In some areas as much as 5mm per year.

But if you ever visit Venice try going outside the main route for visitors. I was there last year, visiting the Biennale, and apart from that I rarely ever get the need to visit it. And its a 1 hour drive from where I was born.

The buildings ground floors of the main corridors are filled with small shops selling chinese stuff, and it kills the whole Venice experience. And of course way too much tourists for that city to handle.

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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by Agrippa » 08 Aug 2019 19:31

In theory I'd *love* to see Venice, but in practice I know the crowds and the shops selling cheap Chinese crap would kill the experience for me.

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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by Solist » 08 Aug 2019 22:20

Try visiting off season, is there is even such a thing there. I think I was there in late october/early november, it was bearable.

Otherwise.. ;)
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I wonder, does tourism count as a natural disaster? =P~

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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by lini » 11 Aug 2019 01:31

Natural disaster in Munich? Uhm... errr... uhm... Would hoards of drunk people during the Oktoberfest count?

Greetings from Munich!

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Re: The natural disaster in your area

Post by cary114 » 11 Aug 2019 03:48

lini wrote:
11 Aug 2019 01:31
Natural disaster in Munich? Uhm... errr... uhm... Would hoards of drunk people during the Oktoberfest count?

Greetings from Munich!

Manfred / lini
Most Defiantly! I have been there once and I could not believe the crowds.