Bellingham Ranks as 3rd Safest Place to Live

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Did you know that  85% of all U.S. residents live in 379 metro areas.

Would you like to know out of those where the safest place to live is.  Well if you live in Bellingham your in the #3 safest metro areas according to

Sperling’s BestPlaces which ranked cities for the New York Times.

The ranking considered the risks of earthquakes, tornados, floods,  hurricanes,droughts, hail, and other weather events such as extreme snow,  rain, heat and cold.

The top 10 metro areas with the lowest risk of damage from natural disasters are:

1. Corvallis, OR

2. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

3. Bellingham, WA

4. Wenatchee, WA

5. Grand Junction, CO

6. Spokane, WA

7. Salem, OR

8. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA

9. Yakima, WA

10. Olympia, WA

It seems like the smaller cities in the Pacific Northwest are the best places to be to avoid disasters.

It’s nice to think we live in a relatively safe place.


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