WV Posted in West Virginia July 09, 2015 by Katherine Here Are The 10 Biggest Risks Living In The State of West Virginia West Virginia is a great place to live. But like any state, there are risks and downfalls to living here. Here are 10 of the biggest risks to living in the Mountain State 1. Humidity Forestwander It's not the heat, it's the humidity that'll get you. 2. Car sickness Forestwander Our scenery is beautiful but when you're driving our country roads, be careful not to get car sick. 3. Not having any water Davide Restivo Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink... Seems like there have been a lot of water-related problems lately. From frequent outages in the Kanawha Valley to the water crisis last year that left thousands without water to drink or bathe in for days. 4. Being called a hillbilly Public domain If you think we're hillbillies you obviously don't know the real West Virginia or any real West Virginians.... but that doesn't stop people from making fun. 5. Flooding US Department of Agriculture If it rains too much the creeks sometimes overflow their beds and flood the whole hollow. 6. Harsh winters Dbking The winters can be cold and icy, and the roads can be hard to travel. 7. Pot holes David Shankbone After a hard winter (like this past one) they're everywhere and they will swallow your car! Luckily the one pictured wasn't in West Virginia, it was in New York. 8. The risks associated with MTR JW Randolph Some of you may not like this, but there are risks to mountaintop mining that we may not fully understand yet. Some studies have indicated that those living near mountaintop removal sites have higher risk of birth defects and that the practice has a negative impact on the environment. 9. Wearing a Pitt shirt in Morgantown University of Pittsburgh Especially risky on game day! We have a rhyme we like to chant about Pitt. 10. Boredom Jae I only included boredom because I frequently hear people complain that there's nothing to do here. I don't agree with that. There's plenty to do here, just look at some of my other stories. Only boring people are bored. What would you add to this list?