most Top Dangerous places & Location in USA, Top Amazing spots where you want to visit and travel in America, beautiful view of Dangerous destination in united stats wallpapers HD Pictures & images, Most people probably want to avoid living anywhere that might be dangerous. When you think about it, though, peril can take many forms; there is danger from the natural environment and things in it, and then there are the menaces that come from other people. Of course, it is likely you’ll have to deal with hazards no matter where you live, but some places in America are going to put your life at risk more regularly or frequently than other places. Here’s a list of 10 places in America that are regarded as the most dangerous either because of natural disasters, or because of the threats and risks created by humans. Either way, you’ll want to be mindful if you visit any of these locations.
Death Valley for its Unbearable Heat
There are some very warm places in America, but none are hotter than Death Valley. It is located in eastern California near the Nevada border, and it has the lowest elevation anywhere on the North American continent, with Badwater Basin being 282ft (86m) below sea level. Part of the Mojave Desert, Death Valley commonly experiences temperatures in excess of 120F (about 49C) during its summer months. But even these heat waves pale in comparison to its highest recorded temperature, a whopping 134F (56.7C) on July 10, 1913. The landscape is ravaged, and at times resembles something that looks more akin to an alien world. It is interesting to know Death Valley is not ranked as one of the warmest places in America, if you consider its average, yearly temperatures. But, for extreme heat, you cannot go anywhere in America, or the world for that matter, that is more dangerous.
Everglades National Park for its Predators
There are plenty of things wandering around the countryside that can eat you, but few can surpass those found in the Everglades National Park. Located at the most southern tip of Florida, the park is home to one of the most efficient and effective predators ever to have roamed the planet—alligators. Alligators are ancient reptiles, and have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to do one thing very well, kill. Given that many of the ‘gators reach a length of over 8ft., you would be advised to avoid them. The alligators are not the only animals over which you need worry, however. There are mosquitoes, which can give you malaria; spiders, whose bite can kill you in a matter of hours; and, of course, snakes. All in all, there are enough dangerous animals located in the park to make it one of the most dangerous places in the continental United States.
Barrow Alaska for its Cold
Everyone has a different idea about what is too cold. But, there’s one place in America that everyone seems to agree is the absolute coldest, and that place is Barrow, next to the Arctic Ocean on the northern shores of Alaska. There aren’t very many people who live in Barrow, under 5,000 from the last census; but, those who do reside there have to be made of very hearty stuff. The average temperature is 11.7F (-11.27C), unusual even for Alaskan standards. Subzero temperatures start in November and continue to the very end of April; and, the temperature fails to reach zero for about 160 days a year. Barrow also goes through “polar winter”, so there’s no sunshine for about 2 consecutive months. Other places in America may have temperatures lower than Barrow’s record low of -56F (roughly -49C), but none offer more dangers from the cold than this small town in Alaska.
California and Washington State for Earthquakes
It’s not a question of if the next big one will happen, but when. If you’ve ever been in an earthquake, you know how helpless you feel as the ground beneath you starts to shake, and the buildings around you sway and creek. Earthquakes are the result of the natural shift in the earth’s mantle, or crust. Once this movement occurs, a massive amount of energy is released, in the form of shock waves. The point at which the tremor, or shift, occurs is known as the epicenter, from which the waves move. Two of the most likely places for you to experience earthquakes are California and Washington. California is dangerous because of the two, large tectonic plates that run parallel along the length of the state; the line at which these two plates come together is known as the San Andreas Fault. Washington, too, is another one of the most likely places to have an earthquake because of the number of interrelated fault lines that transect the Puget Sound.
Hawaii’s “Big Island” for its Volcanoes
Here is one of the most powerful, most dangerous events that occur naturally on the planet. Volcanos are essentially the result of cracks in the earth’s mantle, through which hot lava from the molten core gets pushed. Volcanic eruptions can be devastating: in addition to causing earthquakes, the pyroclastic flow—made of hot ash and rocks—destroys everything and everyone in its wake, as was the case with the city of Pompeii. Anywhere there is an active volcano is considered to be dangerous, and the most dangerous place in America for volcanoes is the island of Hawaii. The “Big Island” is home to one of the youngest, and most active volcanos, Kilauea. This volcano holds the record as the longest erupting volcano in the world, being continuously active since 1983. Its lava flows have covered over 100 sq km, have left hundreds of residents without homes, and dramatically changed the island’s shoreline.
Baltimore Maryland for its Violent Neighborhoods
Crime is a big problem in America; and, in an effort to curb growing rates, the federal government provides information about which neighborhoods are less safe than others. According to the Federal government, a neighborhood is defined as a census tract. The average number of people in a census tract is about 4,000 people, although this number can vary widely, from 1,500 in small towns to 8,000 in more heavily populated cities. Predicted rates for neighborhood violent crimes—homicide, rape, armed robberies, aggravated assaults—are based on data collected annually from local law enforcement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). On the basis of reports from the 17,000 police and sheriff departments in America, there is nowhere more violent than W Mulberry St and N Fremont Ave in Baltimore, Maryland. There, it is estimated that your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is about 1 out of 11, or about 9%.
Huntsville, Alabama for its Tornados
Twisters, or cyclones, are other names for the weather phenomenon known as tornados, and the damage they can inflict is legendary. Tornados are most commonly seen as the iconic twisting funnel of air, and can occur in many places in America. While some places may have more tornados, Alabama is the worst state for total tornado damage, which takes into account the width or spread of the damage caused by the twister. Huntsville—in northern Alabama—tops the national list. In 2011, at least 9 people were killed in a string of tornados that were the worst the state had witnessed in its history. You may think that tornados are more likely to occur in the Plains areas of America but, according to weather experts, those states on the Gulf Coast, east of the Mississippi River, are much more vulnerable to the hugely destructive effects of tornados than had been previously thought.
Santa Ana for its Drought
You might think that deserts are the only places that suffer extreme drought, but you would be wrong. If you look at some of the most populated, metropolitan places in the United States, you will find they’re among the driest. Top of the list is southern California, which contains four of the top 10, most drought-stricken areas in the United States. Los Angeles, and the surrounding areas of Long Beach and Santa Ana, come top of the list, at least as measured by the Sperling Drought Index. Anything over 100 is considered dry, and over 120 is regarded as extreme drought; Los Angeles receives a rating of 127.3. Given the huge population, you can see why this poses a highly dangerous situation. The extensive drought over the last decade has resulted in southern California suffering from even more fires, while having less water with which to stave off the devastating effects.
Los Angeles for its Air pollution
Public health experts agree the greatest risks for developing serious lung diseases occur in places that have bad air, and California has more cities with bad air than any other state in America. Los Angeles and its surrounding areas again top the list as the worst place in America for air pollution. Other California cities that are also in the top 10 worst places for air quality are Hanford, Fresno and Modesto. The reason these California locations are so dangerous for your health is a combination of natural and artificial factors: they are located in valleys, which act as a trap for the bad air, and there are a lot of particulates released into the environment, due to the burning of fossil fuels and pesticide spraying. Local weather reports in the summer regularly warn residents of dangerous levels of air pollution, to the point where people are advised to avoid going outside.
New Orleands for its Floods
Just as drought can create problems, too much water can produce floods. There are many reasons why floods occur, and one of them is a hurricane. Known as tropical cyclones, hurricanes can produce strong winds and excessive amounts of rain, which, in turn, can overwhelm drainage systems and levees. Hurricanes most often start out as powerful storms which form over larger bodies of warm water. Coastal regions take the brunt of the devastation as the hurricane crosses over inland, where it becomes weaker and weaker. One of the worst examples in recent years is Hurricane Katrina in 2011. The vast damage inflicted on the city of New Orleans was a combination of several, related factors: excessive amounts of water, poor and antiquated drainage systems, and an elevation below sea level. For these reasons, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has rated Orleans Parish as the county most at risk for flooding in America.