10 Cities That Can Survive an Apocalypse
Lance Lambert | October 30, 2017
Where you live may be the most important determining factor when it comes to whether you survive an apocalyptic disaster. “Finding yourself in a highly populated urban center, competing with violent crowds for dwindling resources, will usually not end well. If the scarcity doesn’t get you, the resulting chaos certainly will,” Richard Duarte, a personal injury attorney in Miami and author of Surviving Doomsday, told realtor.com®. “On the other hand, being in a low-density rural location, with more abundant natural resources and far fewer mouths to feed, will dramatically increase your chances of surviving the crisis.” Realtor.com® researchers analyzed the 200 largest U.S. metros to identify the cities with the best chances of surviving a nuclear apocalypse, using criteria such as the percentage of realtor.com® listings with a lake, pond, or well for drinking water; a safe room, panic room, or bunker; solar panels or hydropower (in case the electricity goes out); population density; percentage of health care workers; and percentage of landmass covered by fresh water. Realtor.com® determined that the following are the 10 best places to survive a nuclear apocalypse: Kansas City, Mo. New Haven, Conn. Ann Arbor, Mich. Hagerstown, Md. Springfield, Mass. Manchester, N.H. Duluth, Minn. San Luis Obispo, Calif. Crestview, Fla. Lincoln, Neb.