Tennessee October 09, 2017
Here Are The 5 Places In Tennessee Where A Natural Disaster Is Most Likely To Occur
In the last couple of years, it feels as if the world has been pummeled by an onslaught of natural disasters. It is a scary thing, a disconcerting thought, to wonder whether or not you may be in the line of danger. We decided to take a look at a few studies on the state of Tennessee, to take a look and figure out whether or not you need to be prepared.
Many of us Tennesseans can't forget the horrible flooding that Nashville experienced in the Spring of 2010, and Memphis in 2011. Unfortunately, unless you're located in the mountains or higher ground, most river-centric towns in Tennessee are at risk for flooding. In Davidson county, many homes that border a creek or stream are even required to purchase flood insurance.
Middle and East Tennessee are more prone to snow and ice storms, with the Mississippi helping out Memphis substantially. Since it's so rare for the state to be covered in a milky white cover of cold, you'll want to make sure that you drive extra carefully. The ice storm in Nashville during 2015 and the 2014 Polar Vortex throughout the state caused substantial accidents and loss of life.
Tennessee is known for its share of thunderstorms. Most likely, you've seen a great blaze of light streak through the sky a time or two. If you're in the Memphis area, though, you have the greatest chance of a crazy strong storm. Middle Tennessee isn't very far behind it, though - we're missing the buffer of the mountains to the east.
You hear the sirens, but it's Lawrence County that has seen two tornados touch down in the last two decades. Homes were leveled, trees uprooted and a solid amount of financial and physical devastation ensued.
Here's the thing: this is not a picture of an earthquake. It is the picture of a street. But, there hasn't been a severe earthquake in the state since the early 1800s, so we wouldn't be too worried. We can thank them for Reelfoot Lake, but we won't be worrying about it anytime soon. The last registered earthquake? A 3.6 in 1984.
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