Kansas City October 31, 2017
13 Terrifying Things In Kansas City That Can (And Just Might) Kill You
Some things are avoidable, like eating raw chicken or not driving drunk. However, there’s a few precautions you should take in Kansas City to avoid some possibly deadly situations. Everything from spiders to road hazards can kill in some instances, right? Here’s a list of 13 things in KC that just might kill you… if you give them the chance.
1. Surprise tornadoes.
They might not take us by surprise anymore, but that doesn't make them any less deadly. It helps that we don't get them too often up here, too.
Every once in a while, a flood takes over the city. I guess that's what happens when you live near a river!
3. Our dreadful humidity.
Okay, we may be exaggerating, but sometimes the humidity makes us
feel like we're dying. Have you ever opened a car door in the middle of summer? To be fair, oppressive heat and humidity do increase the risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
4. Our favorite restaurants.
Not necessarily the restaurants themselves, but the heart disease affects many Kansas Citians every year, and many of our favorite dishes aren't exactly "diet friendly."
5. An ice storm.
Going without power may lead to hypothermia, but sometimes falling trees can crush your house, prevent you from leaving, or cause a fire. Yes, even in an ice storm.
I don't think this one needs explaining, but many Kansas Citians smoke, and it's doing nothing good for our health.
7. Violent crime.
As of 2017, homicides and shootings are unfortunately on the rise in KC. It's hard to avoid violent crime, but common sense goes a long way.
8. That stupid deer.
Deer have the worst timing ever... can't they just cross when there are no cars, like other animals? They'll run if they hear a footstep, but a car is
Missouri has several species of rattlesnakes, but copperhead snakes are also a possibility. You don't want to run into these guys, and if you do... get out of there quick!
10. A brown recluse, or...
11. A black widow.
These spiders won't necessarily kill you
immediately, but you should still get any bites checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. A brown recluse bite can cause severe infections and tissue death, while a black widow can cause seizures or worse, so don't wait until morning to get it checked out.
12. Crazy drivers.
Whether it's someone from out of town or a high speed chase (rare as it is), you should still watch out for crazies on the road.
13. Noticing a spider in your car while you're driving.
Avoiding crazy drivers is one thing, but becoming one is another. To be fair, I think finding a spider in your car (where you're trapped) is definitely an excuse to panic a little. Just a little.
Afterwards, check out
this deadly storm that struck Kansas City in 1957, which tragically destroyed homes and took lives. Use it as inspiration to stay prepared for anything!