A lot of people move to the west coast for the weather alone but Mother Nature is precisely the reason why Los Angeles has just been named the most dangerous area in America! The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) put out a report in which the agency calculated the risk for every county in America for 18 types of natural disasters including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, volcanoes and even tsunamis.
Of the more than 3,000 counties surveyed, FEMA found Los Angeles County has the highest ranking in the National Risk Index, according to Deadline.
Los Angeles isn’t the only metropolitan area to make FEMA’s top 10. New York has three counties alone–Bronx, New York County and Kings County– that made the list.
The calculations are made in an index determining how often disasters strike, how many people populate the area, how much property is in harm’s way, how vulnerable the population is socially, and how well an area can return to normal.
Being that LA is a dense urban environment makes the area a prime target. Other areas that round out the top 10 are Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, St. Louis and Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California.
Loudoun County, a Washington, D.C. outer suburb, has the lowest risk of any county, according to FEMA. Three other Washington suburban counties rank among the lowest risks for larger counties, as well as suburban Boston, Long Island, suburban Detroit and Pittsburgh.
The pandemic and coronavirus cases were not counted even though Los Angeles has some of the highest number of cases in the country.
Did your area make the list? Let us know and if you are living in those counties, you might want to check on your insurance policies or get crackin’ if you don’t have any.
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