Three SoCal Counties Top FEMA’s National Risk Index

When it comes to natural disasters, Los Angeles is the riskiest county in the United States. That's according to the National Risk Index published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA calculated the risk for every county in the country for 18 types of natural disasters, including earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes. The overall rankings took into account the frequency of natural disasters, the number of people and property at risk, a population’s vulnerability, and a region’s overall resilience.

Los Angeles was followed by three New York locales: Bronx, New York County (Manhattan), and Kings County (Brooklyn). Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, St. Louis, Riverside, and San Bernardino rounded out the top 10.

See the full risk assessment here.


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