Not quaking in our boots
For once, we're happy Dallas ranks No. 1 — it has the highest risk of naturaldisaster
Big D has fallen out of Mother Nature's good graces. According to an infographic compiled by the New York Times, Dallas is at the "Highest Risk" of natural disaster, attributable to "Lots of almost everything but quakes: twisters, hurricane remnants, hail, wind, drought, floods."
However, Houstonians eager to add another notch to their anti-Dallas agenda should hold off: Our city ranks No. 4, with nearby Beaumont-Port Arthur, Tex. earning the spot of No. 5. And Austin ranks No. 7.
The statistics arrive in the wake of calamitous storms in the South that included a particularly violent tornado in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Last week's storms' death toll numbered over 350 victims. Explains Houston-lovingFast Company, the New York Times got its data from Sperling's Best Places, taking into consideration the infrequency of more disastrous events like earthquakes.
In search of safer grounds? Surprisingly, California and the Pacific Northwest boast the highest concentration of low risk burgs.
See you in Corvallis, Ore.