I have no idea how I stumbled upon this site, but apparently the city of Kingman, AZ is trying to increase its attractiveness to potential citizens. It has set up a site called - I shit you not - escapenaturesfury.com where it uses aggregate data about natural disasters to show that, as disasters go - Kingman is pretty immune. I guess they don't consider the fact that it's hotter than the surface of the sun out there 6 months a year a natural disaster. During some wildfires a couple years ago, I was driving out to see my girlfriend when the radio announced that the freeway I would normally take was closed. A toll-road shortcut, however, was still open. So I headed for that and drove through the canyon. I came down the back side of a hill toward the last toll plaza and I could not believe what I saw. It looked exactly like fucking Mordor from Lord of the Rings. All that was missing was a giant stone tower with a flaming eye on top. I got to the toll plaza, and the toll taker gave me some advice: "Hurry." I got onto the main freeway and the brush on the side of the freeway right next to my car was on fire. Literally 10 feet away from my car, ON FIRE. Not 5 minutes later I am listening to news radio when they announce that the road I was just on has closed, and people are abandoning their vehicles and running for safety because they are overwhelmed with smoke. FOCUS: We live in a natural world that, frankly, doesn't give a shit about our well-being. What natural disasters have you experienced? How did you handle them? Was it awesome, with hurricane parties? Or did it suck, like your car got thrown three miles by a tornado?