Boise, Idaho: One of the least risky places to live

Boise, Idaho: One of the least risky places to live »Play Video
BOISE, Idaho - In the last few weeks we've seen powerful earthquakes, massive tsunamis, record breaking tornadoes, and hurricane season is just around the corner.

So where can a person go to get away from it all?

The beaches of Florida may sound nice, but there is the obvious threat of tropical weather for half of the year. California has quiet weather, but the earth itself can become your enemy when it starts shaking.

Where can you build a home that mother nature probably won't knock down?

When you mix all these natural disasters together, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes, here's what shakes out. The highest risk is down along the southeast coast which is prone to both hurricanes and tornadoes. Out across the Midwest you lose the hurricanes, but you still keep the severe storms. The west is pretty quiet except a tiny sliver along the southern California coast which as we all know is prone to earthquakes.

Smack dab in the middle of the west you'll find Boise, one of the least risky places to live.

That's not to say we don't have natural hazards...

The Treasure Valley is essentially a fault line, its just not active. Spring flooding used to be a big problem, but dams have pretty effectively controlled high waters. Wildfires are a concern, but unlike tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis most people have time to get away from the fire.