Places most at risk from a natural disaster

Some Places Are Riskier Than Others, US map of natural disaster riskContinuing the hot mapping trend of the moment – natural hazard risk vs location – the New York Times publishes a series of maps under the title Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster.

The analysis, from Sperling’s Best Places, publisher of city rankings,  assess three risk factors for 379 American metro areas –  earthquake, tornado and hurricane. The result ? West and North are generally much safer than South and East.

The article also includes a ranking for metro areas.  Corvallis Oregon comes out as the safest place to live, Dallas Texas riskiest.


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