Tennessee’s Ranking On Natural Disasters

Photo courtesy of The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

By Sorista Vaught

Today, the thoughts fleeted by as follows: ” I wonder how likely Tennessee is to experience earthquakes? How about Tornadoes? Is there any chance of volcano eruptions?” Because, it seems logical to encourage people who are having dwellings engineered, to take into account the possibility of natural disasters and how likely they are to happen. I would so appreciate guidance were I to be building right now that would encourage a better protected dwelling.

These musings caused me to surf the web to see what could be found. I liked the link below because it was both informative and easy to understand:


As you could see, there was a tracking table spanning from 1950 to 2010 indicating that Tennessee is much more likely to experience tornadoes than the rest of the United States. Earthquakes are a smaller concern by far and volcanic activity is virtually unheard of in this state. High winds and thunderstorms are the biggest threat followed by hail, then flooding, winter weather/heavy snow and finally drought per the above period of time in history. Here at FECS, we are always happy to help you implement wise building practices so that you can best cope with what nature brings our way. Why not give us a call at 931-456-6071.

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