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View Poll Results: Disaster! Which city is more likely to be destroyed in a natural disaster. Post a Poll
New York: Hurricane or La Palma Tsunami 3 18.75%
San Fransisco: Mega Earthquake 7 43.75%
Memphis and St. Louis: New Madrid Quake 1 6.25%
Los Angeles: Earthquake 0 0%
Dallas: Tornado 1 6.25%
Houston: Hurricane 2 12.50%
St. Louis: Tornado 1 6.25%
San Diego: Fire 0 0%
Los Angeles: Fire 0 0%
Seattle: Mt. Rainier Volcano 0 0%
Seattle and Portland: Earthquake Tsunami 1 6.25%
(Entire Country): Yellowstone Eruption 0 0%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-10-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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This is just for fun.

 
Old 08-10-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I think San Francisco during a Mega Earthquake. I think Los Angeles is second and St. Louis is third with their Earthquakes. I don't see LA and San Diego being totally destroyed from a fire. New York City and Houston have had Hurricanes in the past and they're still standing but they would receive a lot more damage nowadays if it's a Category 3/4/5 storm but I doubt they'd be destroyed. That Tsunami is something to worry about for the entire Eastern Seaboard though.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Both Chicago and Dallas have constant threats of tornadoes. As far as a hurricane destorying Houston, I see flooding being a much more bigger problem for Houston than the actually hurricane. They usually weaken before they reach the city limits, but it would have to move pretty fast to destory Houston.

Dallas and Houston also have chances of having earthquakes too, much more rare for Houston though. Houston has over 300 active faults running through the city.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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From that list I picked SF for mega earthquake. However, more major cities in Florida (both coasts) have more of a chance of being destroyed in a hurricane than either NY or Houston.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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Originally Posted by bhj867 View Post
This is just for fun.
Funniest line I've seen in awhile on city-data. Fun? Yeah, right...

However, I vote for SF or LA for a major earthquake. The length of time between major quakes is lengthening, and that is scary.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (wilshire/westwood)
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Originally Posted by pw72 View Post
Funniest line I've seen in awhile on city-data. Fun? Yeah, right...

However, I vote for SF or LA for a major earthquake. The length of time between major quakes is lengthening, and that is scary.
You know San Diego has earthquakes too.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Either NY(hurricane), San Fransisco or LA(earthquakes)
 
Old 08-10-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Actually you missed the top 3...

1. Miami
2. New Orleans
3. Oakland

Natural Disaster Risk - 2008 US Cities Sustainability Ranking by SustainLane.com
 
Old 08-10-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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New Orleans was already hit, that's why I left it out.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Mostly the Southern cities.
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