Below is a compilation of US maps indicating Natural Disaster Risks like Earthquakes, Floods, Tornadoes and Hurricanes (individual and as overlays), along with US Population Density breakdowns by counties (from 2010 Census) and an up-to-date map of currently operating Nuclear Plants. We hope this information will help you be more informed about the locations of high-risk Natural Disaster areas as they relate to your particular location and your future plans.
EARTHQUAKE RISK MAP
This map highlights Earthquake risk in the entire USA, based on US Geological Survey data.
TORNADO RISK MAP
This map displays Tornado risk in the United States, based on data provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
HURRICANE RISK MAP
This map displays highlights of the Hurricane risk in the continental US based on data provided by the University of Miami
US POPULATION DENSITY MAP (2010 CENSUS)
This is a US Population Density By County Map (2010 Census) provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Click on the map to download a PDF fileof the map where you can zoom in for better detail.
NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND SEISMIC HAZARDS MAP
This map overlays Nuclear Facilities and Seismic Hazards. It shows areas of equal seismic hazard and indicates the minimum peak horizontal ground acceleration value, a measure of how hard the ground shakes in a given area. The map also shows locations of the 65 US nuclear facilities. The data comes from the US Geological Survey Geological Hazards Team and the US Energy Information Administration. It was compiled by Mike Meuser from Mapcruzin.com. According to Mike, as of March 2011 there are 65 operating nuclear power facilities in the U.S. Each facility has from 1 to 3 reactors for a total of 104 active reactors. This number does NOT account for those reactors that are decommissioned, reactors at research and university facilities, or all of the nuclear waste at various locations around the United States. Those are 104 active reactors!
The catastrophe at the Fukushima plant in Japan should serve as a lesson to the United States as well as Japan. The map below illustrates just how vulnerable we could be: many of the United States’s nuclear facilities are located near areas of seismic activity.
For a more detailed view, click on the map to view a large PNG file.
ALERT SYSTEMS GROUP COVERAGE MAP
This is the coverage map for all Alert Systems Group home/office and commercial products. We offer a redundant signal covering over 98% of the US population. Our commercial hardware will continue to operate even after the initial disaster strikes and even after the internet goes out.