Ever since I started the thread about Allstate Insurance bailing in Florida, I've been thinking about this topic. Bogy wants everyone living in FL to leave and go somewhere else. But where could they go and be assured of being safe. We all know of areas in this country we think are safe, but a place that is safe from one threat (no hurricanes in Iowa) may be vulnerable to others. Natural disasters abound, and, thanks to The Weather Channel and 24/7 news, we see and hear more about the travails of our fellow man that ever before. Natural disasters have even become part of pop culture, with mega-budget movies intended to make us afraid and keep us on the edge of our collective seat. In recent years, the rise of terrorism, both domestic and foreign, has been thrust to the forefront of our thinking, forcing each of us ask "Could it happen here"? and "Is my family safe"? Who among us thought that the simple act of going to work could put us in danger, or leaving our loved ones behind could put them in danger? Crime, violence, terrorism, accidents and natural disasters of all descriptions are now all a part of our daily thinking. Paradoxically, the better informed we are, the more we have to be concerned about. If, as Bogy suggests, residents of Florida should be relocated, where should they go? What part of this country is not just 'safer', but really safe? In view of the aforemetioned dangers, and in an era of large-scale potential disasters such as long-cycle climatic changes, tsunamis, asteroids and atomic fallout, where is a really safe place in America, or is there one?