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Old 02-25-2016, 02:49 PM
 
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After this recent tornado scare, I've gotta say I'm starting to think about focusing my job search on places that don't deal with them. What cities are least at risk of a natural disaster (tornadoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes)? I looked up a couple lists online, but they were both largely biased and inconsistent, so I figured I'd get some opinions around here.
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:57 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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In the Northeast you have hurricanes and blizzards, in the Midwest blizzards and tornadoes, in the South tornadoes and hurricanes, and in the West earthquakes, blizzards, and maybe even volcanoes.

So I'd go for the Southwest -- San Antonio, El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, places like that. Though if they ever run out of water, that's a disaster too.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:04 PM
 
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I'd say Salt Lake City.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:21 PM
 
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With future technology, the entire Eastern US would become safe from natural disasters.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Seattle? Southwest USA.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Seattle? Southwest USA.
Seattle? Not hardly. When the Cascadia Subduction Zone ruptures the PNW is screwed, glued, and tattoed.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:31 PM
 
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Seems you are looking for areas to go to. I believe just about every part of the country has natural disasters. Someone mentioned the southwest as having less natural disasters, bar loss of water (although El Paso does have the chance of flooding). Are there any sort of natural threats you are more accustomed to or accepting of?
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Old 02-25-2016, 04:56 PM
 
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Seems you are looking for areas to go to. I believe just about every part of the country has natural disasters. Someone mentioned the southwest as having less natural disasters, bar loss of water (although El Paso does have the chance of flooding). Are there any sort of natural threats you are more accustomed to or accepting of?
My most feared are probably the way I listed them in the OP (tornadoes, followed by earthquakes, followed by hurricanes).
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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My most feared are probably the way I listed them in the OP (tornadoes, followed by earthquakes, followed by hurricanes).
Speaking in broad strokes, I suppose earthquakes would be the West Coast, Hurricanes would be the East and South Coasts, and Tornadoes would be the plains states. I suppose the Great Lakes region, interior west, and Appalachia have the least exposure to those three natural disasters.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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With future technology, the entire Eastern US would become safe from natural disasters.
Are you suggesting we'll have technology in the future that will completely control Earth's weather?

Unless we can also control the rotation of the Earth and its revolution around the sun...there won't be any control of the weather.
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