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September 7, 2005

Weighing the odds

This map shows that few places in the US are completely free of natural disaster risk:

Of course, the map focuses on only a few kinds of natural disasters. Just in case you're feeling secure because your in a low risk area for earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes (and tsunamis and volcanoes, for that matter), the Natural Disaster Education Coalition reminds us that there's also drought, fires, flooding, heat waves, landslides, severe thunderstorms (even without tornadoes, there's still a risk of high winds and hail), and heavy snowstorms.

So... anyone still feel left out? I'm sure we can come up with something else.

Maybe we'll send you our love bugs.

Of course, fear of natural disasters is not what we're aiming for. When choosing where to live, we should at least conclude that the odds of Very Bad Things happening are in our favor. You can't say that about a place like New Orleans.

(Credit: PapaCool)

1 comment:

Ray said...

Looks like I'm on the edge of the extreme hurricane region. If that's not bad enough, I can also expect some tornadic activity.

I'd better move.