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Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster

Lowest risk: Corvallis, Ore. Small quake and drought risk; little extreme weather. 00 Highest risk: Dallas Lots of almost everything but quakes: twisters, hurricane remnants, hail, wind, drought, floods. Metro area population Metro areas with lowest risk: 1. Corvallis, Ore. 2. Mt. Vernon-Anacortes, Wash. 3. Bellingham, Wash. 4. Wenatchee, Wash. 5. Grand Junction, Colo. 6. Spokane, Wash. 7. Salem, Ore. Scale of hazards Highest risk: 1. Dallas-Plano-Irving, Tex. 2. Jonesboro, Ark. 3. Corpus Christi, Tex. 4. Houston 5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tex. 6. Shreveport, La. 7. Austin, Tex. 8. Birmingham, Ala. O Less than 175,000 O 175,000 to 500,000 Lower Higher More than 500,000 8. Seattle Tornado Risk Lower Higher Hurricane Risk Lower I Higher Earthquake Risk Lower Higher Lowest risk: Corvallis, Ore. Small quake and drought risk; little extreme weather. 00 Highest risk: Dallas Lots of almost everything but quakes: twisters, hurricane remnants, hail, wind, drought, floods. Metro area population Metro areas with lowest risk: 1. Corvallis, Ore. 2. Mt. Vernon-Anacortes, Wash. 3. Bellingham, Wash. 4. Wenatchee, Wash. 5. Grand Junction, Colo. 6. Spokane, Wash. 7. Salem, Ore. Scale of hazards Highest risk: 1. Dallas-Plano-Irving, Tex. 2. Jonesboro, Ark. 3. Corpus Christi, Tex. 4. Houston 5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tex. 6. Shreveport, La. 7. Austin, Tex. 8. Birmingham, Ala. O Less than 175,000 O 175,000 to 500,000 Lower Higher More than 500,000 8. Seattle Tornado Risk Lower Higher Hurricane Risk Lower I Higher Earthquake Risk Lower Higher Lowest risk: Corvallis, Ore. Small quake and drought risk; little extreme weather. 00 Highest risk: Dallas Lots of almost everything but quakes: twisters, hurricane remnants, hail, wind, drought, floods. Metro area population Metro areas with lowest risk: 1. Corvallis, Ore. 2. Mt. Vernon-Anacortes, Wash. 3. Bellingham, Wash. 4. Wenatchee, Wash. 5. Grand Junction, Colo. 6. Spokane, Wash. 7. Salem, Ore. Scale of hazards Highest risk: 1. Dallas-Plano-Irving, Tex. 2. Jonesboro, Ark. 3. Corpus Christi, Tex. 4. Houston 5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tex. 6. Shreveport, La. 7. Austin, Tex. 8. Birmingham, Ala. O Less than 175,000 O 175,000 to 500,000 Lower Higher More than 500,000 8. Seattle Tornado Risk Lower Higher Hurricane Risk Lower I Higher Earthquake Risk Lower Higher Lowest risk: Corvallis, Ore. Small quake and drought risk; little extreme weather. 00 Highest risk: Dallas Lots of almost everything but quakes: twisters, hurricane remnants, hail, wind, drought, floods. Metro area population Metro areas with lowest risk: 1. Corvallis, Ore. 2. Mt. Vernon-Anacortes, Wash. 3. Bellingham, Wash. 4. Wenatchee, Wash. 5. Grand Junction, Colo. 6. Spokane, Wash. 7. Salem, Ore. Scale of hazards Highest risk: 1. Dallas-Plano-Irving, Tex. 2. Jonesboro, Ark. 3. Corpus Christi, Tex. 4. Houston 5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tex. 6. Shreveport, La. 7. Austin, Tex. 8. Birmingham, Ala. O Less than 175,000 O 175,000 to 500,000 Lower Higher More than 500,000 8. Seattle Tornado Risk Lower Higher Hurricane Risk Lower I Higher Earthquake Risk Lower Higher Lowest risk: Corvallis, Ore. Small quake and drought risk; little extreme weather. 00 Highest risk: Dallas Lots of almost everything but quakes: twisters, hurricane remnants, hail, wind, drought, floods. Metro area population Metro areas with lowest risk: 1. Corvallis, Ore. 2. Mt. Vernon-Anacortes, Wash. 3. Bellingham, Wash. 4. Wenatchee, Wash. 5. Grand Junction, Colo. 6. Spokane, Wash. 7. Salem, Ore. Scale of hazards Highest risk: 1. Dallas-Plano-Irving, Tex. 2. Jonesboro, Ark. 3. Corpus Christi, Tex. 4. Houston 5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tex. 6. Shreveport, La. 7. Austin, Tex. 8. Birmingham, Ala. O Less than 175,000 O 175,000 to 500,000 Lower Higher More than 500,000 8. Seattle Tornado Risk Lower Higher Hurricane Risk Lower I Higher Earthquake Risk Lower Higher

Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster

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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 ...

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