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Old 05-01-2011, 12:50 PM   #21
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The more I look at the map, the more I wonder if it's accurate too. How on earth could the CA coast be among the safest areas? And Dallas #1? My family has lived in Texas for the past 35 years, including one sibling in Dallas itself, without a problem to speak of.

If you look at the individual tornado, hurricane and earthquake maps at the bottom of the NYT link - compare Dallas (tornado is the only risk, and it's not high) to coastal SC (high hurricane, high earthquake and med tornado risk). And then look at the overall map?

And wonder why they didn't include fires? They seem to hit CA almost every year and do considerable damage.
Exactly. And then there's Washington DC. Everyone who moves there, even for a few years, suffers brain damage and becomes delusional.

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Old 05-01-2011, 01:22 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Amethyst View Post
You could move to the UK. They don't seem to get much in the way of earthquakes, hurricanes, or tornadoes; in fact we lived there for 3 years and hardly ever heard thunder. Perhaps that's the origin of the nickname "The Fortunate Isle." They do get serious flooding in the lower-lying areas.

In all our hiking this past few weeks DW and I have commented that it is nice to have no worries about poisonous insects, snakes or spiders, and no dangerous wildlife - not even fire ants.

Of course we and our children actually live in Houston and Austin.

I was very surprised to see how safe California is.

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Only a map like that can make the long winter complete with feet of lake effect snow look "good".
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Many people don't realize the high risk of earthquakes in Missouri. One of the biggest in the history of the US occured in the New Madrid area of Missouri.
We toured the antebellum Springfield Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi a few years ago. Our tourleader pointed out a wall that that had obviously been damaged and repaired. He said the damage was caused by the New Madrid earthquake.

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