Select list of u. S. Catastrophes waiting to happen b. Wayne Blanchard, Ph. D., Cem emergency Management Higher Education Project Manager Alphabetical Listing



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SELECT LIST OF U.S. CATASTROPHES WAITING TO HAPPEN

B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D., CEM

Emergency Management Higher Education Project Manager
Alphabetical Listing May 10, 2006 Working Draft

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  1. Anchorage Earthquake

  2. Austin, TX Wildfire

  3. Beaumont, TX Hurricane

  4. Biloxi, MS Hurricane

  5. Boston, MA Earthquake, LNG Explosion, Hurricane

  6. Charleston, SC Earthquake, Hurricane

  7. East Coast Tsunami (Canary Islands Volcano- though very long shot)

  8. Florida Keys Hurricane

  9. Freeport, TX Flooding, Hurricane, Levee Failure

  10. Galveston, TX Hurricane

  11. Gulfport, MS Hurricane

  12. Houston, TX Flooding, Hurricane

  13. Lake Okeechobee Dike/Levee Failure

  14. Las Vegas Terrorism

  15. Los Angeles Earthquake, Terrorism

  16. Memphis Earthquake

  17. Miami, Ft. Lauderdale Hurricane

  18. Mississippi Gulf Hurricane

  19. Mobile, AL Hurricane

  20. Myrtle Beach SC Hurricane

  21. Nationally Cities near Chemical Plants, could kill thousands

  22. Nationally Cities near Nuclear Power Plants – Nuclear Accident

  23. Nationally Pandemic

  24. New Jersey Chemical Release/Explosion/Terrorism

  25. New Orleans Hurricane, Levee Failure

  26. New York City, Long Island Terrorism, Hurricane, Earthquake

  27. Norfolk, VA Hurricane

  28. Oregon/Wash. Coast Earthquake & Tsunami

  29. Palm Beach, FL Hurricane

  30. Port Arthur, TX Hurricane

  31. Sacramento Flooding from levee break

  32. Salt Lake City Earthquake

  33. San Bernardino Earthquake

  34. San Francisco Earthquake (e. g. San Andreas Fault)

  35. Seattle Earthquake

  36. Southern California Wildfire and Earthquake

  37. St. Louis Earthquake

  38. Tampa, St. Pete FL Hurricane

  39. Texas City, TX Flooding, Hurricane, Levee Failure

  40. U.S. Pandemic – e. g. influenza

  41. U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Catastrophic Failure

  42. Washington DC Terrorism

  43. Washington State Mt. St. Helens Volcano Eruption

  44. Wilmington, NC Hurricane

  45. Yellowstone Super Volcanic Eruptions (long shot)


MOST LIKELY – SUBJECTIVE JUDGEMENT


  1. San Francisco Earthquake (e. g. San Andreas Fault)

  2. Southern California (esp. LA & San Bernardino) Earthquake, Terrorism (LA), Wildfire

  3. U.S. Pandemic – e. g. influenza

  4. New Orleans Levee Failure/Hurricane

  5. Miami Hurricane

  6. Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL Hurricane

  7. NYC & Long Island Terrorism, Hurricane, Earthquake

  8. Washington DC Terrorism

  9. Memphis Earthquake

  10. Sacramento & Central California Flooding from Levee Break



  1. Other South Atlantic and Gulf Coast Cities, e.g., Hurricane

    1. Beaumont, TX

    2. Biloxi, MS

    3. Charleston (also Earthquake)

    4. Florida Keys

    5. Fort Lauderdale, FL

    6. Freeport, TX (also Flooding, Levee Failure)

    7. Galveston, TX

    8. Gulfport, MS

    9. Houston, TX Hurricane, Flooding

    10. Lake Okeechobee, FL Dike/Levee Failure

    11. Mobile, AL

    12. Myrtle Beach, SC

    13. Norfolk, VA

    14. Palm Beach, FL

    15. Port Arthur, TX

    16. Texas City, TX (Also Flooding, Levee Failure)

    17. Wilmington, NC

  2. Oregon/Wash. Coast Earthquake & Tsunami

  3. St. Louis Earthquake

  4. Salt Lake City Earthquake

  5. Seattle Earthquake (1,600 dead, $33B)

  6. Anchorage Earthquake

  7. Las Vegas Terrorism

  8. Boston, MA Earthquake, LNG Explosion, Hurricane

  9. New Jersey, etc. Chemical Release/Explosion/Terrorism

  10. Any City Near Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Power Plant Accident

  11. Washington State Mt. St. Helens Volcano Eruption

  12. Austin, TX Wildfire

  13. East Coast Tsunami (Canary Islands Vol.) (long shot)

  14. Yellowstone Super Volcanic Eruptions (long shot)

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