What do Memphis, Seattle, and Virginia Beach Have in Common?


All three cities are tied for the number-35 spot in a national survey that ranks the natural disaster risk of U.S. cities. A group called SustainLane.com examined the potential for communities to suffer earthquakes, floods, something called “super tornadoes,” and other natural disasters, and ranked them accordingly. The higher the number on the list, the less safe you are. The lower, the better.

And the safest city? A tie between Mesa, Arizona, and Milwaukee. The only danger in those places, we suspect, is terminal boredom.

To see how Memphis compares with others, go here.

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