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    #16
    Seems like the states is the only place in the world tornados are frequent. Does insurance cover for them? Do most houses have a basement to hold up in or do people just drive away as fast as they can?

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      #17
      Absolutely, but that isn't how fracking works. What they do is, they go ahead and drill one side of the fault, which, instead of releasing the pressure actually compromises the structure on one side of the plate, this can lead to not only increased seismic activity but also can cause a structural collapse on one side of the fault, leading to a slippage. Can you say sinkholes that could eat small towns? Cause we have already had a couple eat some buildings.

      Because they aren't drilling both sides of the fault equally with the correct intent, and are in fact back flooding the holes, there is no way that an argument can be made that this is a helpful thing. It is however, and economic necessity as our state is about to run out of money.

      Martin should be back from Montana this week, so if he comes in Saturday I will ask him about it to be sure, but we had this discussion a while back. He climbs WAY too many mountains these days. Goes every summer now instead of every other.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Kravbizarre View Post
        Seems like the states is the only place in the world tornados are frequent. Does insurance cover for them? Do most houses have a basement to hold up in or do people just drive away as fast as they can?
        Tornadoes are not common all over the USA. I used to live in Tornado Alley, as it's called, in Texas. Tulsa, Oklahoma is also in Tornado Alley...




        Some houses have basements (I never lived in one, though). Some houses, most often farmhouses, would have a storm shelter that doubled as a root cellar, or probably more the other way around.

        As I'm from the generation that was scared to death of the commies dropping a-h bombs on the US, quite a few houses had real fallout shelters.

        Other than that, you get into an inside room with a closet, or maybe the bathtub and throw a mattress over yourself...

        Driving a way is a possibility if you see it coming, but if the storm is after dark, not a good idea. Even if you can see the tornado, there has to be a road headed away from it's path, though...

        My hometown (Wichita Falls)...no, I wasn't there, I was in Houston visiting my Dad on spring break from high school.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_R...rnado_outbreak





        Then there was the one in 1964, when I was 2 years old. My Mom told me she stood in the back yard with me in her arms and watched this one. I think she even took a photo of it...
        Dig the clothing and old cars...that oval window VW bug...

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