Written by Darrell McCutchen
*This article is a collective of past and current events and statistics which are subject to change in the future*
As I arise each day, I am saddened and troubled as I briefly capture the news media highlights coverage of various events which place a logistic bookmark to locations where they repeatedly occur. We are seeing distinct patterns that these locations are the top deadliest cities of America.
When people hear of these events, they often find some comfort in saying that they were spared because it didn’t happen in their area. Nevertheless it does effect someone that is family or someone that we know or we are acquainted with.
I will share with you an overview of what some considered to be the top deadliest cities in America, but keep in mind these similar events could and are happening in your town or somewhere close to you.
Let’s begin from the bottom to the top as reported by a recent publication…..
`10. Memphis, Tennessee
Three areas of interest has earned this city its ranking. It has been recognized as having the highest crime rate of any city in the U.S.
It has been plagued with repeated tornado touch downs, on an average of (8) every (10) years in Shelby County of Memphis.
It lies on a fault line that last erupted in the early 1800’s that extended out 200 miles from its center. That earthquake was so powerful that it reversed the flow of the mighty Mississippi River. Some say another quake is eminent in the future.
9. Houston, Texas
Massive oil spills causing billions in damage.
Hurricanes that cause major devastation and the loss of lives, also releasing radioactive presence in the city’s water supply which was first detected in 1996 by the EPA.
8. Seattle Washington
Powerful earthquakes have registered in this area. The highest recorded at 9.0 in the 1700’s. An earthquake of this magnitude was the same level that devastated Japan. This area has experienced (4) large earthquakes in the last 100 years.
7. New Orleans, Louisiana
The devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2010 submerging the greater percentage of this city under water. Several lives were lost and also the aftermath of major outbreaks of crime running wild throughout the city. This city is great but still rebuilding.
6. New York, New York
Notably known for high terrorist activity. This city also lies on two fault lines that merge at a point in the proximity of an ever present nuclear power plant. An earthquake in this area would produce major damages.
5. Newark, New Jersey
Multiple chemical plants. Also noted and recognized as having one of the highest crime rates in this country.
4. Miami, Florida
Major hurricane storms have kissed at this city and missed in the most recent 5 years. The F.B.I. undoubtedly has it ranked for crime activity at its highest as well.
3. Oakland, California
A HISTORY of earthquake destruction due to the San Andreas and Hayward fault lines that have crippled this city and the loss of several lives. Scientist are monitoring their activity of what could be its next major awakening.
2. Los Angeles, California
The presence of threatening earthquakes that could stem from the Oakland area. The general population in this city and its surrounding counties would definitely be threaten in loss in the event of a repeated occurrence . This city also has the history of uncontrollable outbreaks of rioting when events take place.
1.) St. Louis, Missouri
Major toxins released from oil and gas pipelines.
Unprecedented tornado outbreaks of the past and present costing billions of dollars in damages.
A known fault line.
The highest ranking of violent assault crimes reported of any major city in the United States of America.
This article of the top deadliest cities in America is not to induce fear. It is not intended to project any negativity about the other greatness within these cities. It is only an article that should induce awareness for people. To be conscious of the possibility of threats when you visit or pass through, and most importantly PRAY for the people that LIVE THERE.
Photos Cortesy of coward_lion, George Stojkovic, Simon Howden, Marcus