With reports coming out now that the Area of the deadly Washington Landslide last weekend was already well-known as Dangerous, even earning the name "Slide Hill", I once again fail to understand why anyone would be willing to take the risk of living in such a Dangerous area.
I understand that some of these folks may not have had any idea of the danger of landslides near them, the last one being 5 years ago, but the County has documented reports warning of some danger being present at any time, especially when there was excessive rain. Heck, there are Local reports that the residents formed their own Cessicion group to counter-act the warnings and geological reports presented to them in 2010 and later. In fact, one of the Leaders of this group is among the Missing.
I am not a thrill-seeker or a big "outdoors" guy. I live in SE PA, in farm country with no known dangers. I cannot fathom living in Cali, especially Southern Cal which is constantly under threat of the "Big One" or within 3 miles or so of any Eastern seashore. Heck, even Florida or "Tornado Alley" would worry me. Is it a "great area"? Yeah, probably but that is not enough for me to want to live in a overly-dangerous place like these.
Can someone explain this to me? I honestly don't get it...