Below is a compilation of US maps indicating Natural Disaster Risks like Earthquakes, Floods, Tornadoes and Hurricanes (individual and as overlays), along with US Population Density breakdowns by counties (from 2010 Census) and an up to date map of currently operating Nuclear Plants. The map above overlays Earthquake (both moderate and high risk), Flood, Tornado and Hurricane risks in continental United States.
The map above displays Tornado risk in United States, based on data provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The catastrophe at the Fukushima plant in Japan should serve as a lesson to the United States as well as Japan.
The F5 tornado that ripped through the Tuscaloosa, Alabama area was reportedly so monstrous that it is still kind of difficult to believe that it was actually real.  The thing was a mile wide and scientists are estimating that it had winds that exceeded 260 miles an hour. According to National Geographic, this monster tornado may have traveled a whopping 300 miles across Alabama and Georgia. It is hard to even conceive of how much damage a mile-wide F5 tornado with winds of up to 260 MPH would do as it traveled across 300 miles.
A state of emergency has been declared in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
If you have the time, try to watch some videos of the devastation caused by these tornadoes.  It is incredibly difficult to try to do the damage caused by these tornadoes justice using only words.


Powerful tornadoes swept through this northeastern Mississippi hamlet and across much of the South on Wednesday, splintering homes, shearing roofs and destroying lives. Sadly, massive tornado outbreaks seem to be happening with increasing frequency in the South. Back on April 16th, a similar wave of very violent thunderstorms spawned approximately 140 tornadoes.  During that event, 22 people were killed in the state of North Carolina. Overall, there have been approximately 600 tornadoes in the United States during April.  That is the most tornadoes that have ever been recorded in a single month. The tornadoes that just ripped through the South also had a massive impact on the economy down there.
Alabama produces more chicken than anywhere else in the United States except for Georgia and Arkansas. As if tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms were not enough, historic flooding is also threatening the Mississippi River, below St.
As I have written about previously, our world is seemingly going crazy right now and nothing is stable anymore.  The earth is shaking, natural disasters are becoming worse, the economy is falling apart and America appears to be coming apart at the seams. Carol Kawaykla pauses while looking for items in her tornado-ravaged home Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Moore, Okla.


Tornado shelters are designed to withstand the strength of mother nature's wrath, and can be built residentially and commercially.
While some residents in areas like tornado alley have these structures, more often than not, the few-thousand-dollar price tag is a deterrent. In the wake of Moore, where an EF5 tornado blew almost directly over top of an elementary school, eight children were killed.
The map below illustrates just how vulnerable we could be: many of the United States’s nuclear facilities are located near areas of seismic activity. Geological Survey, yet even that agency doesn't want to put too much faith in the number and location of disasters. This number does NOT account for those reactors that are decommissioned, reactors at research and university facilities or all of the nuclear waste at various locations around the United States.



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