Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster

I came across this interesting map at the New York Times that highlights natural disaster risks according to where you live:

Weather disasters and quakes: who’s most at risk? The analysis below, by Sperling’s Best Places, a publisher of city rankings, is an attempt to assess a combination of those risks in 379 American metro areas. Risks for twisters and hurricanes (including storms from hurricane remnants) are based on historical data showing where storms occurred. Earthquake risks are based on United States Geological Survey assessments and take into account the relative infrequency of quakes, compared with weather events and floods. Additional hazards included in this analysis: flooding, drought, hail and other extreme weather.
It appears even mother nature tries to avoid the Dakotas. You can get more info here.

1 comment:

  1. Woo, I'm right in the middle of earthquake country!


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