Georgia September 22, 2017
Here Are The 7 Places In Georgia Where A Natural Disaster Is Most Likely To Occur
We’ll start with the good news: Georgia is one of the least disaster-prone states in the entire country. While we do have our share of tornadoes, hail, and super blizzards, we are not as prone to natural disasters compared to other U.S. states. So thank goodness for that. However, with that said, there are a few places in Georgia to keep an eye out for, that are more likely to have a natural disaster occur compared to the rest of the state. Take a look…
1. The Sea Islands
This chain of barrier and tidal islands on the outskirts of Georgia is very prone to natural disasters, with flooding and a high hurricane risk. Unfortunately, the location of these beautiful islands is both a gift and a curse, and visitors should take heed. The Sea Islands Hurricane in 1893 still holds the title for the worst natural disaster in Georgia.
Atlanta, unfortunately, ranks incredibly high in terms of natural disasters in Georgia. Not only is the lightning extremely severe, but flooding is a possibility, not to mention multiple storm event occurrences and storm-related property damage. Atlanta also has the second-highest hail rating in the state. So proceed with caution.
While Woodstock, Georgia is one of the smaller areas, it still holds a very high risk in terms of natural disasters. Woodstock is prone to wildfires, lightning, major storms, hail and tornadoes. Woodstock also is at risk for winter weather such as ice storms and blizzards.
Gainesville is ranked quite high for natural disasters, not so much for lightning and hail as much as tornadoes. Most residents of Georgia can reference the terrible moment in history when the Tupelo-Gainesvile tornado tore through the state leaving death and disaster in its wake. While that was many moons ago, Gainesville is still prone for tornado occurrences.
According to USA Today, Rome, Georgia is one of the worst places in terms of natural disasters in the state. Not only is Rome prone to hurricanes (high risk), but also wildfires and tornadoes have frequented the city often throughout the years. Rome has a very high natural disaster index rating compared to the rest of the country.
According to Homeinsurance.com, Marietta ranks as the worst place for natural disasters and storms in the entire state. They used a point system to rank hail, lightning, tornadoes, and individual storms systems identified by the NOAA Storm Events Database. Marietta is at the top of the list because of an abundance of storm effects and systems which have plagued the area throughout the years.
You might not have considered Newnan to be a high natural disaster risk area, but unfortunately it makes the top four in the state. Being only 40 miles southwest of Atlanta, Newnan is likely to get the residual storms from the capital city, plus more flooding, lightning, and ice storms than the rest.
Any of these spots surprise you? Us, too. Remember though, Georgia has been listed as one of the safest places in terms of natural disasters in the country, so we can all collectively breathe a sigh of relief. And then continue to enjoy
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