We had a Red Cross presentation at my school last week, and among the materials provided to us was a hazard map produced by the US Geological Survey and the American Red Cross.


Unable to duplicate it, since I do not own a camera, I searched for the map for a couple of hours on the internet, before admitting defeat.


It was a map of all 50 states, showing where tsunamis, volcanos, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes, and hurricanes, and/or any combination of the above are most likely to occur.

(A really cool, if somewhat unsettling map!)


I am sad to report from studying that map that there is not one "safe" state in the US which has no threat from a natural disaster of one type or another.

Many states are at threat from multiple disasters!

Take my home state of Florida, for example. It made the list for both tornadoes and hurricanes.


Flooding, thunderstorms and lightning, and extreme winter storms were not even included!


Here's another hazard map, showing the multiple issues facing every state and region of the United States. (Apparently, the spread of infectious disease, and economic issues are potential problems everywhere, in today's world.)




This was an interesting map, showing the deadliest natural or man-made disasters in history, state-by-state.



My point here is that, as affiliate marketers, making our living on the internet, we can work anywhere we wish. We are not restricted to a specific geographical location.


But, after perusing these hazard maps...Where do we go??


We weren't even considering nuclear reactor sites, for goodness sakes! (Meltdown, anyone?)



And, of course, Heaven forbid, in the event of a zombie apocalypse...


At least part of our country would have a chance to survive the brain-eating living dead!



For the rest of us, the predictions are dire, indeed...


So, facing the difficult decision to have to relocate outside the US, my question to my friends here from around the globe is this:


Is there a place, anywhere on Earth, where we can go to live and work, and be free of threats from all natural disasters, potential meltdowns from nuclear reactors, and with a reasonable probability of survival if or when the zombie apocalypse finally hits?


I'm open to suggestions!

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MKearns Premium
My site today about the retail apocalypse Rick!
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cosmicradio Premium
I'll check it out, Mike!
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justcruzin Premium
Good question! One that I have been pondering recently. I love where I am, but maybe........
I am anxious to read the responses here.
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cosmicradio Premium
I'm guessing there are not too many totally safe places in the world these days, Deb. :)
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justcruzin Premium
You're probably right Rick, but I still plan on taking on the adventure of looking in a few years. For now, I will keep planting my garden.
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cosmicradio Premium
Enjoy your garden in the meantime, Deb! What self-respecting Zombie would dare set foot in there? :)
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Milfrogdred7 Premium
My state is ZombieLand! Love that movie. No these days anything can happen. Walk out your door or across a street and you have a chance of a semi hitting you. What ever you do don't watch
1000 ways to die.
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cosmicradio Premium
I'm in Zombieland, too, Mildred! That is a good movie, and I've seen that TV show, too-Some weird ways people kick the can! :)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
So have you seen Shaun of the Dead! And if you have then try Hot Fuzz. Same actor but to get completely off the zombie trail.
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cosmicradio Premium
Loved Shaun of the Dead. Haven't seen him in the other one, but I like the actor! :)
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Droseh Premium
The Internet can subject us to so much information. "Ignorance is bliss" has some value. Debbie
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cosmicradio Premium
Let's escape to a mountaintop, Debbie! :)
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Calmkoala Premium
Ok... so if I just sit under the table with my eyes closed, no-one will see me?! Sue :)
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cosmicradio Premium
It's worth a try, Sue! :)
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amgolf Premium
no Thailand Data
suggest that Peace land.
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cosmicradio Premium
Thanks for the tip, Nattawut!
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MKearns Premium
Great idea Nattawut! lol
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gbsun Premium
OMG! I live in Zombieland!

Would you believe we actually had an earthquake 20 miles from my house in Virginia a few years back. First one I ever experienced.

I was in the living room and I started to feel a little shaking. I thought it was maybe a train going by which usually shakes the house a little but it got worse and worse and I heard loud crashes kitchen and it felt like the house was going to fall down.

I was so scared but it was over in a matter of minutes. I went into the kitchen to see what happened.

I was using some cool looking cast iron pans as sort of a decoration and for a place to store them on top of the cabinets.

A huge one fell off onto the stove hood wrecking that and cracking the linoleum as it hit the floor.

So happy I wasn't cooking at that time since if I didn't get out of the way in time I could have possibly been hit with a cast iron pan which would surely hurt.

Great work again Rick, very interesting post as usual.
Thank you,
Gina
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cosmicradio Premium
Thanks for sharing, Gina. I'm living in Zombieland, too! :)
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MKearns Premium
I remember that one Gina. Mineral,Virginia. Felt it up in southern Maryland. Cans and bottles coming off supermarket shelves. My 4th. One in Oregon, one in Tokyo and one in California!
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JoanGC Premium
Something left out here in region 8: Yellowstone National Park sits on an incredible volcano! It could blow at any time, this is generally acknowledged. I and my husband have thought about this and figured the US would cease to exist if it blows! It's an interesting scenario that we all hope to never see, but it IS possible.
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cosmicradio Premium
Thanks for your added insight, Joan. That must be what they call a super volcano. :)
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MKearns Premium
In the movie 2012. Very possible!
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cosmicradio Premium
Would that get the entire US?
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MKearns Premium
Las Vegas survived but he California coast certainly didn't.
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cosmicradio Premium
Guess I'll take our Florida hurricanes over that.
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ContentBySue Premium
Maybe we here at WA need to set up a zombie apocalypse and natural disaster free zone...don't you think? LOL!
Sue
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MKearns Premium
Maybe we should export them to Jamaica and other Caribbean islands of origin Sue!
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cosmicradio Premium
That's a great idea, Sue! Bring some wine, I'll bring my guitar...We'll surround ourselves with those grocery store plastic sticks from the checkout lines. Nobody crosses those-Not even Zombies! :)
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cosmicradio Premium
I hate to give those beautiful areas to the Zombies, Mike. How about Afghanistan?
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MKearns Premium
I vote the Congo. I don't think they are immune to Ebola!
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ContentBySue Premium
Yup, I'll bring the wine and, heck, I'll bring my guitar too...the way I play, those zombies won't stand a chance.
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MKearns Premium
You'll make a great addition to the band Sue!
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ContentBySue Premium
Awe, thanks Mike, but don't speak too soon, you haven't heard me play! LOL!
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MKearns Premium
You can always try Johnny Cash's A boy named Sue! LOL
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ContentBySue Premium
Oh boy...I had forgotten about that Johnny Cash song! Got teased a lot about that song when I was young though.
Sue
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MKearns Premium
Isn't it nice to be virtually young again here Sue?
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ContentBySue Premium
It sure is, Mike! It sure is!
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cosmicradio Premium
We"ll drive 'em away with some punk and heavy metal! :)
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ContentBySue Premium
Ha! I knew there was a purpose for that music! (No offense to anyone who likes punk and heavy metal.)
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cosmicradio Premium
Oh, of course not, Sue! (My bass player, Todd is actually a Heavy Metal fan) :)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
This is taking into account that zombies haven't already taken over parts of the country or world in fact!
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cosmicradio Premium
Perhaps I was hasty in making that assumption, Helen. :)
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ContentBySue Premium
I believe some zombies have already invaded So. California...they are mixing with the aliens that are here. ;)
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verazhelvis Premium
Some place in Siberia would be good , I guess..Or Chukotka (area next to Alaska)..:))
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Don't count on Siberian. There is a massive sink hole not far from gas fields. Or climate change may cause massive flooding. (Or Cosmi's zombies might attack!)
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cosmicradio Premium
OK, Helen, Siberia is out! :)
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verazhelvis Premium
How come? I counted on it... That leaves Jakutia with -50Celcius temperatures...polar zones next to polar bears...:))
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MKearns Premium
Yes. The meteors that have repeatedly hit Siberia have them all flying in the air from the impact and leaving a hole from which the rest can escape. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
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verazhelvis Premium
we''ll go to the Mars then...:))
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MKearns Premium
I posted that landscape 3 months ago Vera. You've stolen from me! I'm sending the WA internet police! Let Putin deal with them! LOL
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verazhelvis Premium
I haven't.I just remembered where it was.Police can't punish people for good memory...lol...:))
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MKearns Premium
What happened to that memory? I was not told it was taken down and deleted on censorship! LOL!
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verazhelvis Premium
Now how could I know? Mine was occupied with remembering where those fascinating samples from the Mars were... :))
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MKearns Premium
Did you know that scientists were smart enough to identify a meteor from Mars in Antarctica Vera? The zombies could be put on ice there!
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verazhelvis Premium
Zombies everywhere... difficult times are coming...:)
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cosmicradio Premium
Find us a safe island, Vera! :)
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verazhelvis Premium
Let's hide here...:))
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MKearns Premium
Beautiful Vera, although if you like it cooler there are some great Taiga and ice islands in Lake Baykal!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Being in Tasmania, with nearby neighbour New Zealand, I believe I will rest in comfort in accordance with John Wyndham's Crysalid where the safest place is Sealand (New Zealand). Mind you John probably didn't know about the earthquakes!
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MKearns Premium
Shows my age Helen. I can remember reading "On the Beach" back in the day. A gripping story! Hobart was about the last place to go! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053137/
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verazhelvis Premium
No , Mike, I wouldn't mind cooler, but not colder...:))
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cosmicradio Premium
Don't they ship bad boys to Siberia? They might be worse than the Zombies. :))
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verazhelvis Premium
No, they don't.They did it before, not now...And as for bad boys- you can meet them anywhere...on buses, too...:))
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weemrst Premium
My goodness, Rick. And we complain about midgies here in Scotland.
Just now trying to visualise a zombie midgie.
Seriously, though. Not the best news to ponder on before a good night's sleep.
As my clan are all Florida bound this year, can you please send me any alerts between 25 June and 9 July.
Take care
Lynn
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cosmicradio Premium
Will do, Lynn. I'm on the job! :)
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MKearns Premium
Let's get on top of Mt Nevis and make a last stand Lynn!
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weemrst Premium
FREEDOM !!!!!!!
Sorry, It's in the blood (minus Mel Gibson).
Take care, WA clan
Lynn
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MKearns Premium
Oh so LOL Rick! This is all great fodder for an emergency preparedness prepper niche site. Zombie central is in New Orleans where the dead are washed out of their coffins by flooding and move about on the floodwaters! It looks like they don't like the Rocky Mountains on your map. That's quite a hike from the lowlands LOL
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cosmicradio Premium
We'll need some warm gear there, Mike! :)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Mike, a small town near where I used to live had an old, established graveyard on a slope. As years went by they had to abandon it as every time they dug a grave on the downhill side (the only 'empty' areas) they found coffins. The whole lot of coffins were sliding downhill!
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MKearns Premium
We're all essentially composed of mud and clay Helen!
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justcruzin Premium
There is a section called "the bananna belt" that has short and mild winters.
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AGOgden Premium
No, Cos...there is NOT...why...because nature is violent...we do not have any Pollyana universe...Nature does not sing Kum-Bah-Yah to us...sorry to be so blunt...but that's just the way it is...and the ONLY solution, as far as I can see, is to make the BEST of any situation we're in...you see, Zombies are EVERYWHERE!!...lol..
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cosmicradio Premium
Oh, my, Arthur...You're crushing my hopes! :)
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MKearns Premium
Would Kum-Bah-Ya be any better on Mars Arthur?
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AGOgden Premium
Is Mars an option? I thought John Carter did OK there...
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kasage00 Premium
I'm in the hurricane Sandy region. i remember that clearly! my house got minimal damage but i was without power for 3 days.
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cosmicradio Premium
At least we have a few days notice with hurricanes, Karin!
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kasage00 Premium
we did too, and I had battery powered lights and radios, but still 3 days was too much!
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cosmicradio Premium
Feeling like Rick and the gang in Walking Dead!
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