Thursday, March 16, 2006

Which City Will Be The Next New Orleans?

BETHESDA, Md. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – New Orleans is small potatoes compared to other big cities around the world where a natural disaster could occur.

In fact, a new Discovery Channel six-part series called Perfect Disaster identifies which cities are contenders for big disasters.

According to scientists, Dallas, Texas, with its population of 1.2 million, is the most populous city in “Tornado Alley” and they figure it’s inevitable a twister will hit. Experts speculate the worst time it could hit would be at 5:00 p.m. when the interstate is filled with 200,000 commuters.

Meanwhile, New York City has the weakest electrical grid on the eastern seaboard, which means when the next predicted solar storm hits in 2011, it could knock out electrical grids for weeks, months or years.

But Hong Kong, the most densely populated city in Asia, could suffer big losses if a “super typhoon” ever hits. The largest on record was in 1962, which killed 127 people.

Perfect Disaster premieres this Sunday (Mar. 19).

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