Continuing 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.