Top 120 cities at risk for a Nuclear, biological, nuclear (NBC/CBRN) attack

A Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attack, also known as a CBRN or NBC attack, is an attack against an area using hazardous material to promote widespread damage, typically utilized in a terrorist-type attack. The US Army’s domestic preparedness division lists the following cities/states as the top 120 cities at risk for a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack. Cities are sorted in alphabetical order, not by level of risk.

Akron, OH

Amarillo, TX

Albuquerque, NM

Anaheim, CA

Anchorage, AK

Arlington, TX

Arlington, VA

Atlanta, GA

Aurora, CO

Austin, TX

Bakersfield, CA

Baltimore, MD

Baton Rouge, LA

Birmingham, AL

Boston, MA

Buffalo, NY

Charlotte, NC

Chattanooga, TN

Chesapeake, VA

Chicago, IL

Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

Colorado

Springs, CO

Columbus, OH

Columbus, GA

Corpus Christi, TX

Dallas, TX

Dayton, OH

Denver, CO

Des Moines, IA

Detroit, MI

El Paso, TX

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Worth, TX

Freemont, CA

Fresno, CA

Garland, TX

Glendale, CA

Glendale, AZ

Grand Rapids, MI

Greensboro, NC

Hialeah, FL

Honolulu, HI

Houston, TX

Huntington

Beach, CA

Huntsville, AL

Indianapolis, IN

Irving, TX

Jackson, MS

Jacksonville, FL

Jersey City, NJ

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, KS

Knoxville, TN

Las Vegas, NV

Lexington-

Fayette, KY

Lincoln, NE

Little Rock, AR

Long Beach, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Louisville, KY

Lubbock, TX

Madison, WI

Memphis, TN

Mesa, AZ

Metaire, LA

Miami, FL

Milwaukee, WI

Minneapolis, MN

Mobile, AL

Modesto, CA

Montgomery, AL

Nashville, TN

New Orleans, LA

New York, NY

Newark, NJ

Newport News, VA

Norfolk, VA

Oakland, CA

Oklahoma City, OK

Omaha, NE

Orlando, FL

Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix, AZ

Pittsburgh, PA

Portland, OR

Providence, RI

Raleigh, NC

Richmond, VA

Riverside, CA

Rochester, NY

Sacramento, CA

Salt Lake City, UT

San Antonio, TX

San Bernardino, CA

San Diego, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

Santa Ana, CA

Seattle, WA

Shreveport, LA

Spokane, WA

Springfield, MA

St. Louis, MO

St. Paul, MN

St. Petersburg, FL

Stockton, CA

Syracuse, NY

Tacoma, WA

Tampa, FL

Toledo, OH

Tucson, AZ

Tulsa, OK

Virginia Beach, VA

Warren, MI

Washington, D.C.

Wichita, KS

Worchester, MA

Yonkers, NY

Source: U.S. Army’s Domestic Preparedness, FEMA
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