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Old 04-26-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Arkansas and the South has been a living hell lately

Just in Arkansas alone in the last few months there have been multiple earthquakes, multiple tornadoes, and floods. Central Arkansas in general has been pummeled. There's been 3 or 4 earthquakes since February of 4.0 magnitude or higher. Nothing to do any serious damage but the people that live in that area are starting to get freaked out about the possibility of an even bigger earthquake hitting at any time.

Then, last night a tornado that was reportedly a 1/2 mile wide tore through central Arkansas area (Conway, Little Rock, Maumelle, Vilonia for those that might be familiar with the area) and did quite a bit of damage leaving 9 dead.

On top of that there's been all sorts of flooding from the ridiculous amounts of rain over the last few weeks. A lot of my yard is underwater and parts of it are almost knee deep on me, and I'm 6'5".

It's not just Arkansas either. Oklahoma, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia have been getting hit with some or a combination of this stuff, too.

This is about the town that was hit hardest by the tornado last night where four people were killed. The article says 10 people were killed the day before by a series of stuff.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110426/...ather_arkansas

This is about a storm that had real strong winds and knocked over a lot trees. Seven people that night were killed because of trees falling through their house/trailer at night while they were in bed.

http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog...ees-kill-three


While the earthquakes haven't killed anyone, yet, there's still been something like 1,100+ small earthquakes in central Arkansas. Just Google "Greenbrier, Arkansas earthquakes" and you'll get a lot of different links about the earthquakes.
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that's because it is the worst state in America.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:56 PM   #4
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Japan inclines to disagree
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Japan inclines to disagree

No arguments there. Our problems compared to Japan are extremely mild. I wasn't trying to say it was anywhere near as bad here as it is other places in the world.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:27 AM   #6
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that's because it is the worst state in America.

Ok, I have to take some offense to that because I've grown up in Arkansas. Those of us that were born and raised here don't have a lot of complaints because we're used to the small town life. We don't have the night life of a lot of states with big metropolitan areas but, since we've never been around that kind of life on a consistent basis, it's not much of an issue.

And go ahead and make all the inbred hillbilly jokes you want. There's some very "redneck" parts of Arkansas, but there's also parts of the state with a ton of money and well educated people. If you come from a more populous state with a more vibrant and active night life, then I understand why Arkansas wouldn't be for you. I know a lot of people from here that love taking vacations to big cities but also say that wouldn't be a constant lifestyle they would enjoy.

Go ahead, bash me all you want, but I had to make some sort of effort to stick-up from where I was raised.
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Sorry, just my personal opinion. Every state has 'diversity' per se but Arkansas was just a less than picturesque place with some pretty creepy sights and foul smells/swamps.
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Sorry, just my personal opinion. Every state has 'diversity' per se but Arkansas was just a less than picturesque place with some pretty creepy sights and foul smells/swamps.

What part of Arkansas did you go through? Sounds like it was southern and/or eastern Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas (where all the money is: Wal-Mart, Tyson, J.B. Hunt) is really nice, but I also know it's not for everyone.
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Just in Arkansas alone in the last few months there have been multiple earthquakes, multiple tornadoes, and floods. Central Arkansas in general has been pummeled. There's been 3 or 4 earthquakes since February of 4.0 magnitude or higher. Nothing to do any serious damage but the people that live in that area are starting to get freaked out about the possibility of an even bigger earthquake hitting at any time.






Arkansas has dealt with much bigger problems, they will be okay.
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