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Interesting New Zealand Y2K Information at this site:

including eye poppingly expensive lodges... and info on insurers in the scroll down list...

-- Bob Barbour (, February 11, 1999




Safe Haven

-- fumblefingers (, February 11, 1999.

Best bugout site in the US? Ocracoke on the North Carolina Outer Banks. You can't take a step without walking on tasty high protein seafood. Crabs, oysters, clams. Got $300 for a gill net? If so, you'll gain weight eating flounder, trout, redfish, bluefish. Unprepared neighbors? Forget about that worry. The "high-tiders" have been living off the sea with nobody's help for 400 years. Take plenty of roughage, since not much grows in the sand. You'll need a roof cistern since there's not much fresh water to speak of. Don't go if you're not in good shape. The closest hospital will be about a two day sailing trip away, assuming the wind is right.

-- Puddintame (, February 11, 1999.

Just this morning I was looking at the ark Y2K site and ran across a piece by Mark Monmonier describing the 10 most dangerous places in the United States. The Outer Banks was number four because of the hurricane threat. Monmonier is a geography professor at Syracuse University and the 10 Most is part of an upcoming book. For what it's worth.

-- Vic (, February 11, 1999.

Vic, No 'canes before mid-July and they are rare then; September is the really dangerous month, so you'd have good eatin' for six months anyway!

-- Puddintame (, February 11, 1999.

How about anywhere in the great plains? Nobody wants to live here! It's flat, there's not many trees, and the weather is bizarre to say the least. Yesterday (Feb 10) it was 74 degrees, sunny, with a pleasant south breeze. Today it is 23 degrees, snowing, with a 35MPH northwest wind gusting to 50MPH.

Really though, the plains region has it's own charm and beauty... wide open spaces, lots of areas with fertile soil, and generally freindly moral people.

Anywhere from the Texas panhandle northward through central/western Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska is great.

-- Delete (, February 11, 1999.


Beautiful delineation of what we weather junkies call "Heaven on Earth" or "Tornado Alley".


-- Chuck, night driver (, February 11, 1999.

Oh yeah -- we do occasionally have of few of those swirrling clouds that touches the ground and tends to suck things up :)

Last year a funnel cloud passed over my house towing large hail. I had hail damage on *every side of my house*. Wierd.

Thankfully the funnel didn't touch down as a tornado until it reached the next county.

Life is rougher here, but living here has helped prepare my family for disaster in general...people here are used to economic and physical hardship.

-- Delete (, February 11, 1999.

Obtain the ID of a top government official. You will then qualify to retreat to one of hundreds of government bugout sites (~96 in Washington DC area, alone) for "important" people.

-- A (, February 11, 1999.

A is A - not to put to fine a point on it, but would you *want* to spend time with those sorts of folks? what about your family - would you want to expose your children to, well, politicians???


-- Arlin H. Adams (, February 12, 1999.

Arlin: That would be a hell of decision to have to make if you did have such an ID, wouldn't it? Into the lion's den. :>)

-- A (, February 12, 1999.

My reason for avoiding the east coast of the US is the "minor" problem I see when I look at a population density map. One of the reasons I ended up in Arkansas.

-- Noah Simoneaux (, February 14, 1999.

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