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Author Topic: [Poll: 2013.23]: How recently has a declared disaster affected your travel? Back to Topics
JT
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 12:01:00 AM

How recently has a declared disaster affected your travel?
Within last 6 months
6 months to a year
1 year to 3 years
More than 3 years
Never

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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mandrewwhiteman
Sophomore Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2013 11:28:59 AM

Never, except after 9/11 I thought it prudent to fill my tank because of the possibility of war, it was really unknown what was happening, and the media stated that some stations had raised their prices. I did have to go a few miles to find a station that had gas.
razorwan
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 4:06:31 PM

It hasn't.
cardjim
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 9:14:36 PM

never
jdmd6613
Champion Author Memphis

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 11:35:48 AM

Never
gaspumpin
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 5:11:10 PM

Can't afford much travel these days.
theocean
All-Star Author New York

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 7:11:32 PM

WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS
123Bucks
Sophomore Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 12:23:58 PM

More than 10 years ago.
dczh
Veteran Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 10:16:08 AM

It usually doesn't, for example the tornados that ripped through Central Oklahoma recently didn't affect my travel, except for the power company trucks replacing downed power poles. I had no need to go through the actual disaster area.
Years ago the flooding in SE Kansas did not affect our destination either--there were ways around the flooded rivers.
joelube
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 10:52:47 AM

The week of the 4th of July due to flooding in Northwest Florida.
dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 11:33:21 AM

years
NakedDriver
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 12:07:20 AM

ə never, as far as i can remember. ə
Titanic1985
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 8:14:41 AM

Never.
mik325tds
Rookie Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 9:44:17 AM

never
ItisAJeepThing
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:58:48 PM

September 12, 2001

The whole family was converging in TN. for mom's funeral. We had to postpone it.
gizmojoe
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 10:24:37 PM

not lately
comethunter
Rookie Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 12:11:37 PM

Many times over the years, From hurricanes to blizzards!
rbgamble
All-Star Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 4:08:29 PM

Never
RambleOn
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 1:19:05 AM

Does the "disaster" we call our current federal, and state administrations count? Prices, taxes, and my cost of living have gone up significantly and that has affected my travel plans to even travel to work and to get groceries.
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 7:19:30 AM

never
ToddsPhone
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 3:52:53 AM

Never but I have been close...Hurricane Sandy.
CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 2:12:33 AM

More than 3 years ago, Hurricane Ivan wiped out my car.
J Eric
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 2:53:18 AM

Unless you count Obama coming to Santa Monica to beg for money; I skipped driving on the West Side on Friday, thereby also avoiding the mess left by the Santa Monica College Shooter.
OKRifle
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 1:42:18 AM

Very recent!
gizmojoe
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 11:43:49 PM

Been lucky none so far
dvrm9
Veteran Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 10:04:01 PM

we are very lucky and have had very few disasters in our area.
rohiah10
Sophomore Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 9:32:00 PM

I am lucky. We have never had a disaster and tropical storms are nasty to ride through, but we are diehards. However, last year, we were forearmed of a tornado. At first, we didn't believe in the warning. When the news said 15 more minutes Tito get to our town, we all panicked. I drove to the nearest town to take cover in a basement. The tornado did come in Springfield, Ma. But luckily stayed put!
P_I_STONE
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 8:42:07 PM

Never
TylerKoehn
Rookie Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 8:41:06 PM

Just last week. Oklahoma tornadoes.
ladyeagle57
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 5:33:28 PM

We only had travel delays due to rainstorm going from Florida to Georgia and before that due to snowstorm, but not from a declared disaster.
Flashcube
All-Star Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 5:16:10 PM

Never in our area, but it could happen tomorrow.
SuperMoto
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 5:06:59 PM

Never!
kbcoach
Veteran Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 4:58:03 PM

Part of the answer would be what constitutes a disaster. I wanted to travel about 80 miles a little over a month ago, but was kept home by 15 inches of snow. Certainly not traveling weather.
pRozy28
Rookie Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 4:07:47 PM

In Calif never. 15 or so years ago I had to travel to Wyoming & Nebraska where My Sisters house was in Wyoming but her mail box was in Nebraska. Driving from Colorado 2 different times about a year apart. I was traveling with my Dad on the freeway and he said "don't those clouds look a little funny? do you think its a Tornado?" No way Pop. Then it got very dark, lightning everywhere, rain, wind and golf ball hail, I couldn't see the road the rental car was struggling to stay on the road. I skidded to a stop on side of the road, just missed getting hit by the big trucks flying buy. We waited a long time on the side of the road until the roadway was cleared and safe to travel. We didn't have a clue. Hey we are California Natives we know Earthquakes, and never been further east than Reno . That night my Dad heard on the news at our hotel that Yes Dorothy we where smack dab in the middle of it. A year later repeated my same route driving but by myself this time. While I was driving to meet my Sister I could see parallel to the road all this debris floating above the trees in the distance, as soon as I reached town the Tornado siren sounded, I never heard one before & it was déjà vu. I thank my lucky stars because later I found out that one touched down just across the road from my hotel and damaged several mobile homes and uprooted lots of trees at the golf course near by.
petrolgirl2012
Rookie Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 3:46:35 PM

Prior to the tornados in Moore, Oklahoma, I had ideas of going there this summer. I lived in Norman and Moore at one time and "Okies" are the greatest and strongest people. I miss seeing numerous folks there...but the tornados have kept me away at this time.
jorjab
Veteran Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 3:43:56 PM

9/11. We went to Hawaii shortly after 9/11.
More security and luggage inspection , more thorough for everyone. Hotels on Hawaiian islands only had 1 restaurant open at a time. This because fewer travelers because of the attack in NYC.
julius1st4
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 1:11:09 PM

A tornado felled a bunch of trees across the roads and I was isolated for 2 days.

[Edited by: julius1st4 at 6/8/2013 1:12:05 PM EST]
AlTraveler
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 12:43:54 PM

Never
doomsday
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 12:28:52 PM

I previously said more than 3 years ago, but it's been less than a year
since we had something called a "super derecho" that caused a disaster
declaration here. It means a long, black, super powerful line of thunderstorms or something like that. We also had tornados. We were trying to leave for an out-of-town graduation party and the lights went out and we couldn't see to finish packing and we couldn't bear the heat without air conditioning. It also made it hard to leave town because traffic everywhere
was disrupted by non-working traffic lights. We had to take our food along to eat along the way to rescue it, and finish packing and gift-wrapping in the car too. I think we also stored some of our food at some midpoint where we could stay over and use a refrigerator.

Here's a partial quote:
"Stockman, Dan. Journal - Gazette [Ft. Wayne, Ind] 20 Sep 2012: C.1.

... On June 29, a rare, powerful storm called a super derecho
... The storm ripped down hundreds
... The cost of the storms to the city was already"

I'm sorry, it seems I've been though so many disasters it's hard to remember which one came last but that was the most recent.

chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 12:09:49 PM

never................
keo
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 11:03:12 AM

Neva
N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 11:01:16 AM

Never.
rshoultz
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 10:11:33 AM

I can't remember ever. But there's a lot of travel history I've probably forgotten about so I don't want to say "never" even though it's probably never.
zacksnanny
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 9:59:34 AM

Never
Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 9:20:23 AM

Never
Gas_Eyes
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 8:44:19 AM

Never.
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 7:34:19 AM

never
cigarman409
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 6:34:15 AM

hope never
cigarman409
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 6:33:53 AM

never
Lengas
Champion Author Gary

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 6:25:04 AM

Never
Ziggy1962
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 5:35:37 AM

Never has, and hopefully never will!!
pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 5:06:25 AM

can't remember
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