Monday, September 19, 2005

The safest place in America

Slate's Brendan I. Koerner has figured out that the three safest states in America -- in terms of extreme weather: hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, mudslides, wildfires, volcanoes, torrential rains, floods, etc. -- are Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

And the safest place of all: Connecticut, specifically "the area in and around Storrs, Conn., home to the University of Connecticut".


An interesting map/chart from FEMA (linked from Koerner's article):

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  • I don't know, mabe it seems do because the graphic is so small,But it looks more like large parts of Nevada are 0 declare land. Looks like a lot of red and orange in the northeast.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:54 PM  

  • It's not a perfectly accurate depiction of America's danger zones, since all it shows are presidential disaster declarations. I'm not sure why there haven't been more out in places like Nevada, but notice that North Dakota is perhaps the worst of all.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 1:01 PM  

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