Los Angeles Tops List for Most Dangerous Area for Natural Disasters in U.S.
Los Angeles is known for many things … but apparently, it’s been named the most dangerous area in the United States for natural disasters, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The data was collected in a new report by FEMA, where the risk for every county in America was calculated based on its probability to experiencing 18 different types of natural disasters – including earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, volcanos, and tsunamis.
Los Angeles county took the number one spot, while the other counties in the top 10 spots included additional counties in California like Riverside and San Bernardino. Other notable areas included the Bronx in Manhattan, Brooklyn in New York City, and counties in Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, and St. Louis.
The risk assessment was calculated to help city planners and emergency managers at the local, regional, state, and federal levels update their emergency plans, distribute resources, and educate communities and homeowners about their risk level.
Some of the safest counties included three suburban areas in Washington, and suburban counties outside of Boston, Long Island, Detroit, and Pittsburgh.
FEMA’s risk assessment is an important reminder for Angelinos that Southern California is ripe for earthquakes.
As a homeowner, it’s essential to take all protective measures when it comes to preparing your property and those who reside there from natural disasters.
If you own a home in Los Angeles, earthquake retrofitting is one of the safest ways to protect your property and loved ones from the dangers of earthquake damage and destruction.
Earthquake retrofitting is a cost-effective repair method that strengthens the existing foundation of your home by adding additional support and hardware — it’s the only way to ensure your home can withstand the violent shaking of a large earthquake.
If you think your home may be in need of earthquake retrofitting, it’s important to get the property inspected as soon as possible.
When you work with Julian Construction, we’ll send one of our skilled foundation inspectors to evaluate the structure of the building and determine the most effective and cost-efficient solution for retrofitting your home.
And in order to keep earthquake retrofitting affordable for our customers, we offer a price guarantee — because we know our quote for repair will represent your very best value.
Give us a call at call (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.