Sunday, September 11, 2005

Unsafe LA?

Here's a link to rather confused report about a Forbes.com ranking of safe cities, where safe is defined in terms likelihood (or lack thereof) of experiencing a natural disaster. Monroe, LA is ranked as the nation's least safe location. Shreveport-Bossier comes in as the 10th least safe. Forbes.com notes, "dramatic and damaging weather events are a major reason why the bottom of our list--the least safe places to live--is dominated by coastal and southern cities. Monroe, La., was ranked the least safe on our list, with frequent wind and hail. And, according to scientists, increased global warming will only lead to more hurricanes per year, resulting in greater loss of life and property."