From the Daily Record:
Time magazine declared this week that Ocean County is the most dangerous place to live in the United States because of the potential for natural disasters.
The magazine cited data from the storm events database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Ocean County was considered the most dangerous. Time listed five other New Jersey counties as among the top 15 most dangerous to live in the nation — in terms of the potential for destructive weather. The safest place in America with regard to Mother Nature, statistically speaking? Sweet Grass County, Montana, according to Time.
Christie said his administration has and is taking steps to make Ocean County a safer place to live after superstorm Sandy demonstrated how vulnerable its coastal communities were to a storm of that magnitude.
“But, I don’t know,” Christie said, with one of his trademark quips about to come, gazing out at the packed beachfront Friday afternoon. “I look out there and it doesn’t look that dangerous to me.”
From Shore News:
According to Time Magazine, Cape May County is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for natural disasters. Atlantic County is safer, according to the magazine, but still makes the list of top 15 danger spots.
In fact, it appears from Time’s data that New Jersey is an exceptionally disaster prone area.
In a recent posting online, Time listed the safest counties in the nation, based on an analysis of 50 years of data on weather patterns and natural disasters.
The conclusion: Sweet Grass County, Mont., with a population of 3,651 in the last census, is the safest place in the country.
There are no New Jersey counties listed in the top 15 safest places, but six New Jersey counties show up in the list of the 15 most dangerous counties in the nation, with Ocean County coming in at number one. Orange County, Calif. is number two, and Cape May County is number three.
Other listed Jersey counties include Monmouth County, number four, Burlington County, number seven, Atlantic County is number 12 and Camden County closes out the list at number 15.
No Florida counties made the top 15 list.