If you’re worried about the next apocalypse after watching Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon combat monsters on The Walking Dead, you may not want to set your sights for Chicago.
In fact, scratch any large metropolitan cities off your list of places to live. According to Realtor.
“Surviving a disaster will often have more to do with where you are than with any other factor,” said Richard Duarte, a Miami-based personal injury attorney and author of the book, Surviving Doomsday. “Finding yourself in a highly populated urban center, competing with violent crowds for dwindling resources, will usually not end well.”
Predictably, New York took the No. 1 spot as the worst place to live in the wake of nuclear fallout or a zombie apocalypse. Below is a list of the other nine disaster breeding grounds:
- New York
- Washington D.C.
- Las Vegas
- Cedar Rapids, Ia.
- Portland, Ore.
- Nashville, Tenn.
- Bridgeport, Conn.
- Los Angeles