Feds calculate riskiest, safest places in US - counterintuitive re. tornado risks

NancyM

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Jun 14, 2013
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"For instance, eastern cities such as New York and Philadelphia rank far higher on the risk for tornadoes than tornado alley stalwarts Oklahoma and Kansas."

"Those seeming oddities occur because FEMA’s index scores how often disasters strike, how many people and how much property are in harm’s way..."

" Two New York City counties, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Hudson County, New Jersey, are FEMA’s top five riskiest counties for tornadoes. Oklahoma County, Oklahoma ...ranks 120th. "