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Ok, I understand trees need to be removed sometimes for construction, safety, etc.

But most people go overboard. I think that during construction, people don’t do nearly a good enough job to replant. It horrifies me when acres of old growth forest is removed to plant tiny little fruit trees you see on parking lot isles.

Also, what’s up with people who have a phobia of trees falling and killing them. I mean…maybe if you live in a tornado alley, but if you leave in the Northeast, or Northwest or Colorado or something…I don’t see how there’s a high chance of a tree falling down and killing you.

People treat the most valuable asset of their property as junk, they think it’s annoying because it’s shade and leaves? really people?

I have lived on a very wooded lot with 50 foot tall oaks and spruces surrounding my house on all sides and only once in 10 years a branch fell off from a spruce and hit the side of my house…big deal. Honestly, my house is insured, so worst comes to worst, I will fix it. But i can never see myself cutting such a magnificent living thing down.

It’s sad. People cut down, and usually don’t replant – our country will look like desert with endless pavement and line-of-sight buildings in 30 years if this doesn’t stop.

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With your safety gear on, of course.

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And this is an every night thing. The scenario changes everytime.

Last night’s scared the crap out of me. I’ll describe here:

My grandma, a friend, and I had gone to a hair salon to get me layers and dye my hair blue. Hours later, after my hair was drying, I look out a window and see a huge dark cloud with an tornado reaching down to the ground – what people call a "wedge tornado". We, including the hair professional, ran outside, and realize that another tornado had been forming right behind us. All of a sudden, the area erupted in fire, and I ended up being pushed to safety by the hair professional with her behind me – leaving my friend and my grandma behind. I watched the tornado suck my friend and my grandma up, and kill them. I don’t remember what happened after that because I had shot straight awake.

The scenario starts out like this in all of them though: happy, calm, then dark and dangerous with a tornado reaching to the ground. The situation in the dream is always different: party at friends, hair salon, shopping, sisters house, but a tornado is always appearing in the dreams. Sometimes somebody dies, but not always, and when somebody does die, it’s a person in my close family who I love very much. I never die in my dreams.

So, can somebody please tell me why I keep having these dreams? I started a couple of weeks ago, and it’s gotten worse since the 3 severe weather storms we had only two nights ago.
Thanks ;D
I’m in Georgia I should say, so not close to Missouri. And I haven’t been watching the news at all about it. I heard about the tornado, and didn’t want to hear about it. Tornadoes scare the crap out of me. And if it makes any difference, my brother is stationed in Missouri. >_>

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so you are in rush hour traffic, bumper to bumper, and an F-5 is coming at you. Are you supposed to leave your vehicle?

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Seems to be a lot of F5 tornado harvesting in USA.
Those F5 harvestors can cut a big swath,
as big as a mile wide, 20 miles long,
and it happens sudden-ly too

Should Americans learn something from it, like
- where no law, there no f-law wrath: Rom 4:15
- when no law, then no f-law harvest: Rom 5:13

For when they sayers shall say Peace and safety (in law),
then sudden destruction cometh upon them: 1Thess 5:3.

Is this why the Lord is longsuffering to us-ward (not them-ward)?

For God hath not appointed US to wrath: 1Thess 5:9

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1. The P and S waves from the same earthquake arrive at a single seismograph station at different times. The difference between these times can be used to determine which one of the following? (Points : 1)
the intensity of the earthquake
the focus of the earthquake
the distance to the earthquake
the length of the earthquake

2. When rocks are under stress, they first deform, and then break to relieve the stress. This is known as the _______________ theory. (Points : 1)
relativity
seafloor spreading
elastic rebound
inelastic rebound

3. During an earthquake you should _____, duck, cover, and hold. (Points : 1)
run
roll
drop
look

4. S waves cannot travel through the outer core because it is ________________. (Points : 1)
made of metal
liquid
very hot
very deep

5. Scientists measure two earthquakes during the same week—one in Missouri with a magnitude of 2.4, and one in California with a magnitude of 4.8. Based only on this information, what can you conclude about the two earthquakes? (Points : 1)
The focus of the Missouri quake was closer to the surface.
The Missouri quake released less energy.
Less damage was caused by the Missouri quake.
The Missouri quake lasted a shorter amount of time.

6. Which of the following describes the geological cause of an earthquake? (Points : 1)
Magma shifts suddenly underground, melting new rock.
Rocks of greater density suddenly shift beneath rocks of lesser density.
Large waves impact coastal regions and transfer their energy to land.
Rocks deformed by stalled tectonic motion suddenly fracture.

7. An earthquake with the epicenter on the ocean floor may cause a giant wave called a _____________. (Points : 1)
hurricane
tornado
whirlpool
tsunami

8. A company is looking to construct an office building in a region that experiences a high amount of earthquakes. All of the following are wise safety precautions except for which one? (Points : 1)
lay the foundation in firm ground rather than loose soil
build in an area identified as a “seismic gap”
build using fireproof materials, flexible materials, and foundational rollers
restrict the height of the building

9. A(n) _____ is a particular zone where rocks have been stressed and deformed but no earthquake has happened for many years. (Points : 1)
epicenter
hot spot
seismic gap
fault line

10. The magnitude of an earthquake is described using the _______________. (Points : 1)
epicenter
Richter scale
parallax system
S and P Wave index

11. Researchers discover a chain of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean that are frequently disturbed by earthquakes. What is the best explanation for this? (Points : 1)
Tsunamis are common in the Pacific Ocean.
Volcanic eruptions may cause earthquakes.
The islands are above tectonic plate boundaries.
The islands receive aftershocks from continental faults.

12. Additional tremors that occur shortly after the main earthquake are known as _______________. (Points : 1)
tsunamis
aftershocks
seismic gaps
P and S Waves

13. Which of the following does not affect the intensity of an earthquake? (Points : 1)
building construction
soil texture
magnitude
air temperature

14. A large earthquake in which of the following regions would most likely produce a tsunami? (Points : 1)
Himalaya Mountains
Yellowstone National Park
Ring of Fire
Mississippi River Basin

15. What is the only 100% certain way of predicting an earthquake? (Points : 1)
studying unusual weather patterns
measuring drastic temperature changes in rock
observing strange animal behavior
There is no 100% reliable way of predicting an earthquake.

16. A single earthquake can have more than one _______________. (Points : 1)
magnitude
epicenter
focus
intensity

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Where should I stay in my basement if one ever occurs? Should I go under the stairs? Which side of the basement should I go? What should I do for cover? All tips would be greatly appreciated! My basement does have windows by the way!

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My parents have two houses but the second one we built is not super super fancy and is not a million dollar home. The reason for two houses is my dad work place was almost 3 hours from our house, I am homeschooled,and when my brother wanted to go to public school we didn’t want to go to our local school cause everyone is rich and are bad influences. Our houses , the first one. Its a 3 bedroom 3.5 bath with garage and its on the golf course, and we don’t play golf. The other house took 3 remodeling to become what it is now. 4 bedroom with 3 bath and my dads home theater which is his hobby. My dad is the only one who brings in the money.

Over the years I have bough
4 refurbished ipods
-nano ( needed more space.)
32 video ipod FIrst Ipod needed more space
8 gig ipod touch ( I needed more space)
160 ipod classic, ( because i am tired of buying a new one and not having enough space.)
Canon 6 megapix digital camera under 0 and I still have it
Canon camera e1 on sale for 0 normally 0 it broke and got the lense error
I bought a electric piano 0 so I can practice when my dad is napping or when my parents are watching movies- I spend well over a year, considering buying one, and researched the best one for the price I wanted
I bought a ice cream maker, and its really highly rated and I got it for dollars on sale
I bough a head lamp for 20 dollars and normally 46 dollar and 7 dollars shipping
dollars worth of art supplies that are on sale at 40% off
dollars worth of oil paints
dollars worth of beads and craft stuff
bought tea on sale from amazon 32 dollars had 18 boxes of tea at .08 cent per tea bag

My parents bought me for birthdays and Christmas
laptop lenovo for high school
and maybe I’m getting a macbook pro for college if I feel I need one, which I don’t right now.
and a netbook lenovo idea pad s10-3 0 on sale for a trip across the seas for my online classes
Ipod speakers
faber castell color pencils wooden box set 100 pencils I have barely used, I want more experience
more art supplies, water color paints, graphite set, and other art stuff.
Easel that is portable
3.2 freezer fridge for college 0 edge star energy star
mountain bike 0 but its in super good condition and I am saving it for college to use
A car for around ,000- people are going to mad knowing I was bough a car but let me point out some things, My mom is super scared about safety, and wanted me to have big car against the semi trucks and stuff. She wouldn’t allow me to have small car and she has a prius and she considers it not substantial for long driving trips. She wants a tank, it had to be safe and it had to be a good brand car, Toyota, Subaru , or maybe Hyhundia .
We got a highlander 07 at 41,000 miles.
Let me also point out that when we started out looking I know this wasn’t my dream car, I knew this car has to get me though college and after college it needs to be able to get 200,000 miles
it had to less than 15,000mile per year. My brother was given a car and if he was giving this option he wanted the nicest sleekest design.

Things I have done for others-
donated 50 dollars to Hattie earth quakes
and 25 dollars to tornadoes disasters
and 25 to japan
in chickens
share in a water buffalo, goat, cow- this is to heffier international where then send and train people to use an animal to help improve their lives.
So I might add some more details but I just need to know. I know it sounds like i am spoiled but I don’t act like it. A girls bragged about her house being bigger then our smaller house ,and i just let it go, I don’t like making waves either. So Yes Spoiled No? Slightly?

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I live in a mini-home and have always been nervous in bad thunder showers because there is not a lot of roof above you, also if a tornado was to come it’s a bunch of wood on blocks ready to blow away. I also drive school bus and keep it right in my yard. The bus weighs I believe around 25000 pounds, is made of steel and designed for safety. Would it be safer in it during severe weather?

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I’m currently in a LDR, and yesterday had a Tornado warning in my area. Mere moments after getting off the phone with my gf, I sent a text that said "OMG, there’s a f—ing tornado touching down right by us"…and got no response….for the rest of the night. 3 hours later (thankfully the tornado funnel dissipated and bad weather cleared), i sent another text saying "yeah, the tornado warning was real…thanks for your concern :( ", and still nothing. Today, all I got was a text that said "I just woke up". I’m 99.9% sure my text was received since it was sent less than 5 minutes of us getting off the phone, and even if it (for whatever reason) did not go through, my status on fb says "the tornado did not touch the ground, thank Jesus", so there was no question regarding the turn of events that took place. I just hope I’m over-thinking it, but IDK…was this a lack of regard for me and my children’s (did I mention I had kids from a previous relationship? well, i do, lol) safety? Help me out. Many thanks in advance for your feedback!

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We live in a large apt. building w/ 4 units upstairs, and 4 downstairs, w/ a breezeway about 10 feet wide running thru the middle, baciscly only connected by a roof w/ some stairs going to the upstairs units…so all our doors are open to this breezeway, and the breezeway in directly centered in the building. We also have another apt. building perpendicular to us, providing some safety on that one side.

would it be safe to hide in a closet by my front door that is in the center of the entire building, and closest to the breezeway (sharing a wall to breezeway),

or in a bathroom directly by the breezeway (sharing a wall to breezeway) but also the center of the entire building

or in the other bathroom that is only ONE room from the outside of the building (2 walls from outside) but has another entire apartment building running perpendicular to extra protection?

Does a breezeway running thru the center of a large building provide safety or is it a bad path for extra wind? I have small children so i’m just trying to make sure, thanks:)
There is no basement. The breeze way in the interior
corner of my apartment

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If i go buy a sheet of plywood or OSB, and get it cut to fit the size of my tub, and attach handles w/ screws very securely on the side of the wood that we would facing us in the bathtub, so i could be pulling down on the wood topper if the tub went flying or debris falling on the tub………is this a good idea…it would just be a piece of wood otherwse and very easy to slide behind the door or somewhere accesible so i could store it away easily

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We bought our first home last summer and it’s a one story slab with no basement. It’s also only about 1,200 square feet…2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and there really isn’t a room or usable space in the middle of the house with no windows that we could utilize during a tornado warning. I guess there is a closet, but it’s full of shelves and there wouldn’t be enough room for myself, my husband, our 18 month old and our pets. We live in Kansas, which is right along "tornado alley" and we experience several tornado warnings every season, although I’ve only seen 1 tornado in person after living here my whole life. But the deadly storms in the south have lit a fire under me and I want to establish some sort of plan like NOW but I don’t know what I could do or where we could go. It’s generally discouraged to travel during a tornado warning, but do you think in our case it would be a bad idea to find a business or building of some kind near us (there are several I have in mind that are mere blocks away from our house) to go to?

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Help, I’m SO scared of tornadoes. Even if there’s a small thunderstorm, I just go crazy.
Okay, Okay. I’m 15. Truth.
Yeah, and I take medication and it doesn’t help. I talked to my doctor and told me to come back when it happens again. I told him but he just said, ‘relax’. I don’t understand- and
I know all the safety precautions and stuff but I just can’t get my mind of it!!!
Oh, and please please PLEASE don’t make any rude comments. Thanks for your help again!

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I hope that most are able to survive this tragic event of tornadoes in MO or at least be free of suffering. These seem to be very hard times for many many people and particularly hard for Senior Citizens whether in MO or Japan.

We can pray for the overall safety of all in that region.

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I live in Kansas & we tend to have quite a bit of tornadoes. I’ve experienced many & I’ve even seen them form in my own backyard. I’ve seen homes destroyed by them & I’ve seen them rip a whole tree from my front yard. Of course, since I’ve experienced so many, tornado safety is second nature to me & I’m more calm than someone who’s less experienced. But I have one especial fear… I’m petrified that my family & I will be asleep while a tornado is nearby late at night. I’m a very heavy sleeper, as well as my brother, sister, & grandparents (I live with them). If those sirens went off, they just wouldn’t be loud enough to wake us all up. I’m so scared that one night, there will be a tornado & I’ll remain asleep. How do I get over this fear? Is there any way to assure my safety? We’re having very severe weather right now & we’re under tornado watch as I type this. Also, there’s been a series of tornadoes in Missouri the past few days, one of which hit Joplin & killed tons of people just yesterday, so you can see why I’m especially worried tonight…

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I had a dream last night I was in a tall building like a corporate office and we were in a business meeting. I’m looking out the windows and I see a tornado forming the tornado was black and the funnel of the tornado was dropping and I seen it coming down. I yelled at everyone that the tornado was coming we needed to seek shelter or run. Everyone just sat there but I got up turned over the desk I was at then everyone paid attention and they ran too. There some people having a meeting across the hall from us and I warned them too about the tornado so they all got up and I went into a closet to seek safety. some of the others went into the closet too but the door to the closet was half door and we could still see the windows and the tornado. Finally the tornado came towards the building it broke one of the windows or shattered it then it went to the building across from us and hit it and it caught on fire on the top part of the building just where it hit. We were all safe though and ok. Then I dreamed of an ex boyfriend and going on a vacation and eating out and swimming and being happy. I remember wearing a bikini but not liking it. I have some thoughts what the dream means but I wondered what others thought.
No I don’t think it has to do with turbulent emotions with my ex. I do think the tall buildings have to do my success in life. The tornado to me represents some trouble or problems that I am foreseeing about to happen but I am safe. I am on the verge of not having a place to live could be that. The windows are my eyes seeing out and seeing the tornado so I am able to see the problems. The fire is on the opposite side however a another building do believe fire is something inside of me perhaps fire or desire to be successful something I was not in the other building so maybe it represents that is where I want to be possibly. The exboyfriend I am not angry at this person and the dream was good that was 2nd dream that I had totally separate from the other. I don’t know just some thoughts I had. And as for the other answer it could be a sign but maybe not because I noticed that you put that on all your answers probably just to get points :)

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Why not educate the children and teach them safety and have plans in place for disasters? I hate seeing kids scared because of wind or rain. If parents taught them to deal with natural disasters and stayed calm it would help the children much better. I had a tornado go over my home and have been in one so I know what it is like. We saw the destruction afterwards but were safe and calm…most around us just ran around like chickens with their heads cut off.

What are your thoughts?

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Well theres really bad lightning and thunder, bad wind like 60+ mph and the sky is like pea soup green and live in a trailer what should I do?? Also I need to get my animals to safety with me
Oh crap the house is shaking!!!!!!!!!!!
Im on my cell now we have Federal 2001 sirens and lightning is striking everywhere everything is shaking!!!!!!!

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Hi, ok so last night i had a scary dream that a tornado came and you know well, do what tornadoes do , destroy stuff.

I was at this strange house on a lonely island, the house had a big open window and i was looking out onto a stormy sea. There were other people there but i didn’t know them. Then all of a sudden someone said there was a tornado coming and i looked out the window and seen it forming in the sky. Along with the others, I was running down the hallway in the house trying to find cover in one of the bedrooms. Running out of time i decided to take shelter under a heavy bed. I lay there praying to God that my family were ok and they weren’t caught up in the storm too. The tornado struck and ripped the roof of the house, i started screaming and was clinging onto the bed. After a minute it all died down and the storm had passed. I left the bedroom and the other people started to come out of their hiding spots too, we talked for abit and then i said i was going home incase another storm hit, then that’s were the dream ended.

Now this is not the first time i had nightmares about tornadoes, they’re kind of a recurring dream that i have a lot, but im usually at my house when they strike and i’m trying to get everyone to safety.

Anyways i would appreciate if someone could help me out on this and tell me what they mean?

P.S. i live in Ireland, and we dont get tornados here, (or at least the big ones you get in the States) so its not like i’ve ever experienced anything like a tornado before, but i am afraid of them :P

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I have a good friend named Hugo that left Georgia to go out of town and was suppose to be back yesterday. Believe he went to Alabama as he has family there and I know he goes there often. I haven’t been able to reach him at home or cell and his cell seems to be turned off because it goes straight to voice mail. I’m just worried for his safety.

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should I go to the laundry room in my building, its in the basement with thick concrete walls, or the rooftop glass atrium-its much better to view the funnel clouds & hail
should I strap my waterproof camera on this long metal rod so I can good pics outside of the sky?
I have no cute neighbors! they moved out

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Like, say it’s 11, 12, or 1 o’clock at night, and a severe thunderstorm warning or even a tornado warning has been issued. How would you know that one has been issued if you are asleep, so you can take safety action if necessary? You don’t want to wake up to a tornado it your backyard, do you? ?

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My family and I live on the very top (3rd) floor of our apartment complex. We feel that the structure is weak because we feel the apartment move when trucks go by (we’re by a highway). Storms in Georgia have recently wiped out top floors of apartments & we’re worried that in the event of a tornado we will meet the same fate. We don’t know anyone in the complex where we can take shelter & the management has no plan of action when it comes to this. Is there anyway to be safe?

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I wonder how much they would charge people to help them if they lost their home and everything?

0, 00? to get them some food, shelter and clothing? Get their kids back to a private school, and have private security guards keep them safe? How much, so they could at least make a profit for providing the service?

That’s what the republicans would want, right? For privatization; for private corporations to make money and not simply help people for nothing – right?

The Republican Congress wants to get rid of social safety-net FEMA? Having second thoughts about that?

What would’ve happened if the tornado disaster happened when Bush was in office – Or if Trump gets in?

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