The safest cities in the United States.Where's the safest city in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. ? Well, you can be sure it's not in Florida. You can also bet that it's not a sprawling A-list metropolitan area like Washington D.C. No, the safest cities in the nation are in places where terrorists, earthquakes, hurricanes and severe thunderstorms thunderstorms
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With four multibillion-dollar hurricanes making landfall land·fall
1. The act or an instance of sighting or reaching land after a voyage or flight.
2. The land sighted or reached after a voyage or flight. within six weeks of one another this season, companies couldn't help but focus once again on catastrophe risk. Fortunately, tools are available to help companies assess and manage their potential for losses from extreme events.
Those tools are based on catastrophe modeling
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2. year in terms of catastrophe losses, it occurred to us that modeling could be used to identify those areas that are at low risk from catastrophes. With this in mind, we contacted AIR Worldwide Corp., a catastrophe modeling firm based in Boston, to help identify the top 10 metropolitan areas within the United States with the lowest risk from hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, earthquakes and terrorism.
The stories that follow are a result of AIR's investigation into the safest cities in the United States. Four of the company's top research scientists contributed to the city stories in the section that follows: Peter Dailey, Ph.D., Tim Doggett, Ph.D., Atul Khanduri, Ph.D., and Mehrdad Mahdyiar, Ph.D.
As always, we welcome hearing what you think. You can e-mail us with your comments at email@example.com. Many thanks to AIR Worldwide Corp., who made this article possible.