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April 2023 » 73 J O U R N A L April 2023 SOUTHWESTERN COUNTIES DUBBED SAFEST PLACES TO LIVE C oreLogic has announced the results of its "Safest Place to Live" study which details the least risky places to live in the U.S. from a natural hazard perspective. While severe convective storms and flooding pose risks to most homes in the U.S., McKinley County, New Mexico, emerged as the least risky county to live in due to its lack of hurricane and earthquake risk. Additionally, five counties in Colorado rank in the top 10 for lowest-risk areas for natural catastrophes. CoreLogic deployed its Climate Risk Analytics: Composite Risk Score (CRA Composite Risk Score) solution to identify counties that are currently at low risk and stress-tests natural disaster risks over the next 30 years across various future climate scenarios. The climate scenarios include a base climate where conditions do not change, and a progressively worsening climate noted as "Scenario 8.5." RCP 8.5 is one of a suite of scenarios (Representative Concentration Pathways) that describe several potential future scenarios. The RCP 8.5 climate change results discussed here represent a projection of climate-related risks to residential properties assuming that C02 emissions continue to rise throughout the 21st century. CoreLogic analyzed wildfire, inland flood, severe convective storm, winter storm, earthquake, and hurricane perils and applied its analytics capabilities to its extensive property datasets to provide deep insights into natural hazards, climate risks, and the resulting impacts on the property landscape. As a result, the top 10 counties safest from natural disasters are: » McKinley, New Mexico » Duchesne, Utah » Conejos, Colorado » Emery, Utah » Summit, Colorado » Pondera, Montana » Saguache, Colorado » Uintah, Utah » Mesa, Colorado » San Miguel, Colorado In examining a progressively worsening climate, the safest counties in 2050 become: » McKinley, New Mexico » Conejos, Colorado » Summit, Colorado » Duchesne, Utah » Saguache, Colorado » Spokane, Washington » Emery, Utah » Eagle, Colorado » San Juan, Colorado » Chaffee, Colorado

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