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Old 12-17-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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"Death Map" Shows Where Americans Most Likely To Die
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
By Jeanna Bryner

A New map plotting deaths resulting from the forces of nature reveals where Mother Nature is most likely to kill you.People living in the South along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts have a higher likelihood of dying from a natural hazard compared to residents of the Great Lakes area and urbanized Northeast.

And while intense hurricanes (http://www.livescience.com/php/multimedia/imagegallery/igviewer.php?imgid=254&gid=19&index=0 - broken link) and tornadoes steal headlines for their intense winds and overall destruction, the new map shows what other previous studies have found, that everyday hazards, such as severe winter and summer weather (http://www.livescience.com/topic/weather - broken link), and heat account for the majority of natural hazard deaths in the United States.

FOXNews.com - 'Death Map' Shows Where Americans Most Likely to Die - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News

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Abstract | Spatial patterns of natural hazards mortality in the United States
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I just started a thread in the CA forum about this report that was featured in an LA Times article.

The common misconception seems to be that people think CA, and especially Southern CA, is a dangerous place to live natural disaster wise when its actually one of the safest. There are far more dangerous places to live than CA and Southern CA.
Disaster area? Southern California has it made in the shade - Los Angeles Times
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: southern california
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very interesting. how bout crime homocide or how bout
traffic accident deaths. who is the big player as the grim reaper
traffic no? much larger threat than the weather no?
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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This coming from a guy who voluntarily calls himself Burger Flipper.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I still would have a hard time living in an area prone to earthquakes. Hurricanes I can escape because you have several days to evacuate but an earthquake strikes without warning.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I still would have a hard time living in an area prone to earthquakes. Hurricanes I can escape because you have several days to evacuate but an earthquake strikes without warning.
But the very fact that hurricanes happen like every year-sometimes several times a year, would really annoy me.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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I just started a thread in the CA forum about this report that was featured in an LA Times article.

The common misconception seems to be that people think CA, and especially Southern CA, is a dangerous place to live natural disaster wise when its actually one of the safest. There are far more dangerous places to live than CA and Southern CA.
Disaster area? Southern California has it made in the shade - Los Angeles Times
Nice map, but where's the key??
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Nice map, but where's the key??
It explains the colors in the map. White is the national average for deaths, red is higher than average, blue is lower than average.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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But the very fact that hurricanes happen like every year-sometimes several times a year, would really annoy me.
It would annoy me even more though if wildfires did.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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It would annoy me even more though if wildfires did.
Thank Goodness I dont deal with either.
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