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Old 04-14-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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I would say the far north of Minnesota. Though they get a lot of snow. Maybe the Appalachians? Or Vermont..
Except Northern Minnesota/North Dakota are experiencing severe floods for the third year in a row. Beyond that, I agree.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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Just so you know, the Mountains around Redding are not solid, they are Volcanoes, albeit in remission, Lassen area is somewhat still active, and so If they ever decide to blow their tops, they are a problem. Also there is some flooding on extremely rainy years in Redding and south of....Just to tell the truth...
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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According to this exhaustively researched book:



The safest place in the nation for natural disasters is in the northwest corner of Connecticut.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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Except Northern Minnesota/North Dakota are experiencing severe floods for the third year in a row. Beyond that, I agree.
Yeah but thats usually in the Fargo/Moorhead metro area. Hibbing, Bemidji, Bismark or duluth seems safe but is boring and extremely cold.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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Except Northern Minnesota/North Dakota are experiencing severe floods for the third year in a row. Beyond that, I agree.
Yeah but thats usually in the Fargo/Moorhead metro area. Hibbing, Bemidji, Bismark or duluth seems safe but is boring and extremely cold. You could try Flagstaff Arizona, Toas, NM or anywhere near the southern rockies.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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Since humans don't control or fully understand natural disasters, no area is safe from them. There are a wide variety of possible disasters, at least one of which can happen in all areas of the U.S.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Avondale and Tempe, Arizona
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Nowhere is completely free of natural disaster or the potential for it.

Three of the safest major cities are in the southwest, Phoenix, San Diego, and Las Vegas.

San Diego is prone to earthquakes but there are few weather-related disasters.

Phoenix and Las Vegas are prone to high winds and flash floods but they are rare because there are few storm systems.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Basically you have to choose what disaster you are the least afraid of and choose from there.

For example, you can avoid hurricanes and huge tornadoes living in the interior north-east. But you'll have to deal with flooding valleys and potential blizzard damage.

You can avoid hurricanes by living in Kansas. But you'll get frequent bad twisters and generally high wind damage.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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How about Pittsburgh? It sits in a valley and the only flooding comes around the river which is normally not that bad
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! Lots of good ideas!
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