Magazine article Risk Management

The Best and Worst Places to Live for Natural Disasters

Magazine article Risk Management

The Best and Worst Places to Live for Natural Disasters

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Sperling's Best Places, an online provider of data on U.S. communities, examined the frequency and severity of hazardous weather events in the 50 largest metro areas in the United States over the past 30 years. The safest and riskiest areas for natural disasters are:

Top 10 Safest Places

1. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2. Salt Lake City, UT

3. Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, CA

4. San Francisco-Oakland Hayward, CA

5. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

6. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

7. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

8. Richmond, VA

9. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

10. Columbus, OH

Top 10 Riskiest Places

1. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2. Austin-Round Rock, TX

3. Oklahoma City, OK

4. Dallas-Forth Worth-Arlington, TX

5. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

6. Birmingham-Hoover, AL

7. Memphis, TN-MS-AR

8. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

9. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

10. New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Source: Sperlings Best Places

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