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NATURAL HAZARD RISK


This report tracks retirement cities and towns with the lowest chance of experiencing any of seven natural hazards. Keep in mind that these are scientific assessments and predictions based on historical data.

Of our list of 99 top retirement cities, Green Bay, WI and Ann Arbor, MI have the lowest chance of experiencing a natural hazard event.







Natural Hazard Risk
                                 
  Earthquake Tsunami Hurricane Flood Tornado Volcano Wildfire Rank GPTR
City/Town Risk Rank Risk Rank Risk Rank Risk Rank Risk Rank Risk Rank Risk Rank Avg Rank
Green Bay, WI 0.1% 1 NR 1 0 1 HR 24 LR 41 NR 1 LR 1 10 1
Ann Arbor, MI 0.2% 27 NR 1 0 1 LR 2 LR 41 NR 1 LR 1 11 2
Fargo, ND 0.1% 1 NR 1 0 1 VHR 36 LR 41 NR 1 LR 1 12 3
Iowa City, IA 0.1% 1 NR 1 0 1 VHR 36 LR 41 NR 1 LR 1 12 3
Rochester, MN 0.1% 1 NR 1 0 1 VHR 36 LR 41 NR 1 LR 1 12 3
Burlington, VT 1.0% 56 NR 1 0 1 VHR 36 VLR 1 NR 1 LR 1 14 6
Boulder, CO 0.4% 39 NR 1 0 1 LR 2 VLR 1 NR 1 HR 54 14 6
Vail, CO 0.5% 44 NR 1 0 1 NR 1 VLR 1 NR 1 HR 54 15 8
Lake Placid, NY 1.5% 63 NR 1 0 1 VHR 36 VLR 1 NR 1 LR 1 15 8
Champaign, IL 0.2% 27 NR 1 0 1 VHR 36 LR 41 NR 1 LR 1 15 8
Henderson, NV 20.0% 84 NR 1 0 1 HR 24 VLR 1 NR 1 LR 1 16 11
Casper, WY 0.9% 54 NR 1 0 1 LR 2 VLR 1 NR 1 HR 54 16 11
Marietta, OH 0.3% 34 NR 1 0 1 VHR 36 LR 41 NR 1 LR 1 16 11
Aspen, CO 1.0% 56 NR 1 0 1 LR 2 VLR 1 NR 1 HR 54 17 14
Charlotte, NC 0.1% 1 NR 1 20-40 63 MR 14 LR 41 NR 1 LR 1 17 14
NR = No Risk LAFR = Low Ash Fall Risk
VLR = Very Low Risk HAFR = High Ash Fall Risk
LR = Low Risk LVR = Low Volcanic Risk
MR = Moderate Risk HVR = High Volcanic Risk
HR = High Risk
VHR = Very High Risk
Earthquake Risk:  probability of 6.0 minimum magnitude event within next 50 years
Tsunami Risk:  assessed based on historical events over past 1,100 years
Hurricane Risk:  prediction of number of hurricanes over a 100-year period based on historical events
Flood Risk:  assessed based on flooding-related disaster declarations between 1965-2003
Tornado Risk:  assessed based on number of tornadoes between 1953-2004
Volcano Risk:  assessed based on historical events over past 10,000 years
Wildfire Risk:  assessed based on number of wildfires over 250 acres between 1980-2003


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