Miami-Dade County at risk of natural disasters.

Richard Scott


Miami-Dade County is one of the beautiful areas of Florida. And it is also the favorite place of many celebrities.

However, in the recent survey, it is found that Miami-Dade County is one of the riskiest areas in Florida. This survey is not based on the crime rates.

In a survey, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) calculated the risk for each county in the United States of America for 18 types of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, and tsunamis.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported a list of the United States of America 10 riskiest counties. Miami-Dade is the only county in Florida that was on the list.

It ranked fourth riskiest county in whole America and the riskiest county in Florida.

According to National Risk Index, the Miami-Dade County risk index score is 63.93, which is very high. All the other counties in Florida have a lower score than Miami-Dade.


Here is the list of risks in Miami-Dade county:

  1. Lightning: Score 100.00 (Very High)
  2. Coastal Flooding: Score 94.01 (Very High)
  3. Riverine Flooding: Score 77.21 (Very High)
  4. Tornado: Score 76.76 (Very High)
  5. Cold Wave: Score 64.58 (Very High)
  6. Hurricane: Score 58.93 (Very High)
  7. Wildfire: Score 54.45 (Relatively High)
  8. Drought: Score 31.27 (Relatively High)
  9. Strong Wind: Score 20.21 (Relatively Moderate)

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Disclaimer: This article is only for informational purposes.

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