Any location where there is Ocean that touches the shoreline is not safe. The Eastern Seaboard is also waaaaay to overcrowded. Rising sea levels, hurricanes, overpopulation, possible nuclear attacks? I would never live on the East Coast. This includes the West coast as well. The safest area in the Midwest in my opinion is WI. Wisconsin itself is on rock solid ground, no earthquakes, hurricanes, not much flooding, no volcano's. Last time a tornado hit was 30 years ago. If any "Major flooding occured, ice caps melt it would go straight down Lake Michigan and flood to the Gulf of Mexico, as predicted by Edgar Cayce in the future. Virginia??? Come on. NV, UT, ID? What if the volcano in Wyoming erupts? Every state around it to Iowa would probably lead to death.