Wherever you live, you accept some risk for the type of extreme weather your region is prone to: earthquakes in California; hurricanes in Florida; blizzards in Alaska; tornadoes in Oklahoma. Is there anywhere that’s completely safe? No, but according to the New York Times, some regions are safer than others. It analyzed data for the relative frequency of certain weather patterns and found that Dallas is the most dangerous place to live, while Corvallis, Ore., is the safest. The map below shows that the southeast U.S. is more likely to have extreme weather, and the West less likely. The Midwest and Atlantic Coast are somewhere in the middle. About the only thing you have to worry about in Hawaii is tsunamis, which, along with the natural beauty and lovely people, is a good incentive to move there.
May 25, 2011