Red Republican states are hazardous death traps
The map says it all, click on it for the full size. The heavily Republican strongholds in the Midwest, such as Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and the Dakotas, suffer from the most damage and fatalities. The next highest fatal region is the Republican stronghold, the South. This includes states such as Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and more.
The rural republican red states sure don't look affordable or attractive to live in and raise families as Sailer lied.
"Death map" shows heat a big hazard to Americans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Heat is more likely to kill an American than an earthquake, and thunderstorms kill more than hurricanes do, according to a "death map" published on Tuesday.
Researchers who compiled the county-by-county look at what natural disasters kill Americans said they hope their study will help emergency preparedness officials plan better.
Heat and drought caused 19.6 percent of total deaths from natural hazards, with summer thunderstorms causing 18.8 percent and winter weather causing 18.1 percent, the team at the University of South Carolina found.
Earthquakes, wildfires and hurricanes combined were responsible for fewer than 5 percent of all hazard deaths.
Writing in BioMed Central's International Journal of Health Geographics, they said they hoped to dispel some myths about what the biggest threats to life and limb are.
"According to our results, the answer is heat," Susan Cutter and Kevin Borden of the University of South Carolina wrote in their report, which gathered data from 1970 to 2004.