- Hurricanes: Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 1950-2012, the map shows dark purple cells indicating accumulated wind energy over time. The hurricanes are displayed via tracks on the map, with the size of the track representing the power of the storm.
- Wildfire Risk: Based on the US Forest Service data from 2001-2010, the wildfire risk map shows recent fire perimeters and fire potentials. Red and orange denote higher risk of fire, while green represents less risk.
- Tornadoes: Also using data from NOAA, the tornado map layer displays the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which shows accumulated energy from tornadoes, along with tracks for each storm from 1950-2011. Similar to the hurricane map layer, the size of the track on the tornado map indicates the power of the windstorm.
|Top 10 U.S. Housing Markets at Lower-Risk of Natural Disasters|
|#||U.S. Metro||Asking home price per SQFT|
|10||Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI||$94|
|* The data on flood risk, which comes from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), is incomplete for Syracuse and for several other metros not on the ten lower-risk list.|