Stressed Out by Natural Disasters? Where to Live to Avoid Them
Are you finding all these tornadoes, earthquakes and floods a bit stressful? If so, the New York Times has a helpful graphic to ease your pain, Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster:
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.
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