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http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...ter-superstorm

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A group of more than 100 scientists and experts say in a new report that California faces the risk of a massive "superstorm" that could flood a quarter of the state's homes and cause $300 billion to $400 billion in damage. Researchers point out that the potential scale of destruction in this storm scenario is four or five times the amount of damage that could be wrought by a major earthquake...
Sounds fun. With this and the possible asteroid hitting the Pacific Ocean in the next few years, I don't think I'll be moving out to California any time soon.

Here's the quick-link to the official report from the U.S. Geological Survey, Multi Hazards Demonstration Project.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1312/of2010-1312_text.pdf
Edited by slytown - 1/21/11 at 6:34pm
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So California will finally go under water like they have always predicted? Great! Now we can get all of Hollywood out of our lives.
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A group of more than 100 scientists and experts say in a new report that California faces the risk of a massive "superstorm" that could flood a quarter of the state's homes and cause $300 billion to $400 billion in damage.
This part sucks.
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This part sucks.
Half that number comes from the mansions of Hollywood. Not to mention the cars/sets/etc. Hollywood is a billion dollar industry.
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So California will finally go under water like they have always predicted? Great! Now we can get all of Hollywood out of our lives.
Why do you want me to die?
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Can it wait until I move to Texas? kthx.
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This is a cunning plan and joint venture between California and Mother Nature Ltd. Insure all the increasingly worthless assets and then wipe them out then using the insurance money to either wipe the slate clean or set up a new state called "Californica" to avoid paying the debts.
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Can it wait until I move to Texas? kthx.
I'd prefer Texas be the first to go...
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OH NOZE THEY SKY IS FALLING!


Leave or stay away. No fear mongers needed. We have plenty of "The world will end tomorrow" freaks thumping on their soapboxes in every major city and don't need more.
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I'd prefer Texas be the first to go...
ROFL Hating much?
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