Study: Houston among riskiest places to live for natural disasters

Study: Houston among riskiest places to live for natural disasters

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Hurricanes were one of the reasons Houston ranked high on the risk list.

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NY Times

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Updated Friday, May 6 at 11:19 AM

If you want to avoid natural disasters, you probably shouldn't live in Texas, according to a study by the New York Times.

They compiled historic data and created a fascinating infographic that measures the riskiest and least riskiest U.S. cities for natural disasters. The study looked at the threat of hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and earthquakes, among other things.

Turns out Dallas is the most dangerous place to live and Houston has the fourth highest risk, according to the data.

The safest place? Corvallis, Oregon.

Check out the New York Times study and let us know what you think.

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