10 cities most threatened by disaster

Many growing urban areas are located on the coast and are threatened by floods, storms, earthquakes and other natural hazards.

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Nov 8, 2013 9:59PM
So all of these areas are at risk of disastrous and life threatening natural events.   Now would they like to suggest what these millions and millions of people are supposed to do about it?  People go where there are jobs and the possibility of making a living.  Moving to some safe area where there is no infrastructure, no jobs and no possibility of jobs doesn't really seem like much of an option.  So can I assume that the purpose of this chunk of information is just to scare people?  Because without proposing solutions or alternatives, this information is absolutely worthless.
Nov 11, 2013 1:49PM
Don't worry 0bama will visit all them places eventually. he will bow and apologize for America and continue to give away our tax dollars to some third world hell hole that hates the U.S.

Nov 11, 2013 9:40AM
The number 1 risk factor.... overcrowding.
Nov 9, 2013 2:04AM
No mention of Mexico City?   The urban area has about 30 million people and is subject to very severe earthquakes.  The last big quake killed at least 25,000  people.   It is also surrounded by volcanoes with one right now very active.
Nov 11, 2013 1:45PM
10 cities most threatened by disaster??

Detroit x 10
Nov 11, 2013 1:44PM
and we care about these places why??? Los Angeles is the only one that we need to worry about. the rest are not our problem. Let their countries figure it out :)
Nov 11, 2013 12:47PM
I sure am tired of these "10 most cities, states, countries" stories.
Nov 11, 2013 1:41PM
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My.  The obvious solution is to throw hands full of government money at this latest "Crisis" without any management or controls whatsoever.  Just more government money is the solution.  That will work.  wink wink
Jan 28, 2014 5:40AM

I truly believe that all of us are headed for disaster.  I don't know when but time is nigh.  The rich are running our country by the rich and for the rich.  90% of "WE THE PEOPLE" don't have the balls to stand up an scream 'ENOUGH'   It is  time for all the real people that our so called politicians pretend to represent protest the incredible injustice that congress and the senate are doing to our elders our children, our vets, our troops , our disabled , and every working man and woman in this country.  At the same time they take food from our troops our elders and the vets and the sick.  They somehow find a way to give their fat asses a large pay hike.  ****.  They should take paycuts and pay and feed the actual men and women who are overseas risking their lives to keep tanks off Massachusetts Ave.  They have their full pensions absorbanant amounts while those who have served get ****,  I for one am angry.  I know my history and I know what my great grandfathers who came over in 1630 and all that came and settled this country wanted.  We all do.  The Declaration of Indepence was not just some irrelevent document a bunch of fat rich guys sat around drinking cocktails and wrote.  It was a true declaration of Indepence Under God.  I don't give a rats patooty about the athiests that want God out of the schools the laws etc.  He will deal with them.  The first 400 yrs, folks came here to practice worshiping God in their own way.  Hence we had the Revolutionary War.  Hello does anyone remember why we did that?  It was for freedom of religion to worship God and build a country based on freedom.  Freedom is not free folks.  Thousands and thousands and thousands have died fighting our war for freedom.  To me they may be gone but never will this 12 th generation Patriot forget, who and what they died for .  It was for you & me and for what the men that wrote that Decleraition of Independence and freedom wanted was for us to remain free not to eventually be under bondage to the corrupt greedy money grubbing politicians and their big business billionaire buddies.  That's exactly where we're headed folks,  those big business billionaires will move their manufacturing plants , that they moved to China or 3rd world countries, costing thousands  of americans into unemployment so that they could get little children to work as slave labor.  They will move them back because they will be able to use ""WE THE PEOPLE " as their slave labor.  Do you not see?  Are we that self-absorbed and apathetic?  I don't believe it I believe there are enough men and women in every nook and cranny of the US that will finally stand up and say ''''''''''''''''''''ENOUGH'''''''''''''''''''''''''


Jan 28, 2014 7:03AM
Having spent most of my 60+ years in So. California and lived through many earthquakes and survived them all, I began to look at how So-Cal was set up. The short and sweet of it is this, should the big one happen on So-Cal it will be a disaster that will dwarf anything America has ever experienced in its history. Not counting the ocean there are only three at the most four routes out of So-Cal and all cross the most feared fault in America. So lets assume the big one hits and the massive water lines that provide water are severed, runways have crumbled, rail lines are separated, freeways are crippled beyond immediate repair and you suddenly have 16+ million people without water and a food supply line that only stocks 3-5 days of food in a normal situation which will shorten to two to three days if their lucky.  We now have the disaster  of disasters.
I moved and damn glad I did, I miss the ocean that rested at my front door, but I don't miss the changing landscape of So-Cal. Its a real shame that the populous has turned it into the vast over-populated waste land it has become. Next time it rains real good in So-Cal take a look at the damage that is done to the ocean with all the filth flowing into it for days and days, it simply looks like a giant black snake flowing into the ocean from three different man-made rivers/flood control channels that flow from the mountains to the ocean and every street in So-Cal dumps into these channels.
Wake up So-Cal, it is coming and you know your not ready......One 405 overpass plate fell during the Northridge Quake and it disrupted So-Cal's transportation infrastructure for months and months, can you imagine if a real disastrous quake hits.
Standby America its coming and it will hit when it is least wanted or needed...Murphy says so.    
Nov 19, 2013 8:44PM
Jan 28, 2014 4:31AM

What isn't on this list is the entire West coast is in danger of a tsunami of unthinkable proportions. There's a HUGE piece of Hawaii that is aimed at the coast, huge.  When it breaks off and slides into the ocean the resulting tsunami will dwarf anything ever seen. It will make the 3-11-11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan seem like bathtub splashing.


You can Google Hawaii Big Crack. It's a crack in the lava overflow that has been piling up for eons and it will break off sometime...it has before. From San Francisco to the tip of South America for miles inland...washed clean. Untold 10's of millions will die.


Add to that Yellowstone is a Super Volcano and it's late, very late. It blows and we can kiss our asses goodbye. What the ash doesn't kill starvation will during the ice age it triggers. My X wants to get back together but she wants to move to Colorado...not happening. Much as I don't like the idea I think I'm a future Texan...just sayin'...

Nov 19, 2013 8:51PM
Jan 28, 2014 11:40AM
It sucks to be in Japan, 3 of it's cities made the top 6. 
Jan 28, 2014 9:31AM
I guess we need these stories every so often.  We wouldn't want people to start feeling too safe or  comfortable, would we (at least that's how the media seems to think and we seem to buy into it-and I'm including myself, of course)?  I agree with another commenter that it would be nice if some solutions were offered or at least if they let us know what the governments of each country were doing to help people if these disasters did strike.   It just so happens that the US is not the only country in the world with disaster plans, though we do have more money at our disposal than a lot of other countries.  BTW, the article does not suggest that the US do anything about the problems of the other nations, for those who are outraged about that sort of thing-you guys just kind of took that onto yourselves.  On the other hand, if you felt so strongly that they were in need of charity because of a story about them, I'm not so sure that was a bad thing. 
Nov 15, 2013 9:08AM

to underemployed; If this article doesn't interest you, don`t read it. Some people actually like to read about these things.Maybe you should do less whining and more job hunting.

Jan 28, 2014 12:01PM

With the majority of these urban centers, I would like to see the actual odds that a natural disaster will occur, versus the odds of just becoming a statistic due to the high violent crime rates or pollution related sicknesses...

Jan 28, 2014 11:24AM
Las Vegas may be at risk.  In 2006 I had a dream about a Las Vegas earthquake.

"Las Vegas Earthquake"
In the country of Californica, L.A., San Fran will be hit with earthquakes cleansing the vileness they are known for. Detroit, Chicago, Trenton, are already disasters by the folk that live there. Schools are shambles, decent folk afraid to go out at night. Now the hoodies come to them, just kick the door in. Denver, my gosh, has been over run by progressive libs and illegal aliens. If they don't kill em before their born, they shoot or stab them in kindergarten. But they are stoned so they feel no pain. I don't often want to see America 'a future, but when I do, I visit Haiti, Zimbabwe, Mexico and Californica.. Stay thirsty my friends
Jan 28, 2014 11:53AM
No New Orleans? What if all the checks don't come at the first of the month? That will be a catastrophe of unknown magnitude.
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