According to analysis by Sperling's Best Places published recently in the New York Times, Jonesboro is the second most likely metro area in the United States to experience a natural disaster. The study took into account historical data of where tornados, floods, drought and hail have occurred and based earthquake risk on the U.S. Geological Survey assessments. The Dallas-Plano-Irving area topped the list. The Little Rock metro area did not rank in the top eight highest risk places, but it and the Memphis metro area were among those designated at the highest end of the study's risk scale. Areas in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West ranked at the lower end of the scale. Corvallis, Ore., is least likely to experience a natural disaster, according to the study. See the map at arktimes.com/Jonesboro or by using your phone's QR reader above.