Illinois City Named the Most Likely Target of a Nuclear Attack in the US

If this weather isn’t enough to bring you down, the news that we live near one of the 15 Cities That Are Likely Targets of a Nuclear Attack might just do the trick.

Wow, that’s really surprising. Thank you so much, Daily Mail.

Many of us in Rockford have visited popular cities like Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, which are among the top five cities in the United States.

The image above shows a radar screen featuring a radioactive sign.

Chicago, Naperville, and Elgin are the cities that I am referring to.


The Daily Mail, as reported by MSN, stated that…

Chicago may not sound like a likely target to many, but this Illinois city is located within 50 miles of four nuclear power plants. Naperville and Elgin are within 40 miles of the Windy City, meaning they would also be hit in the event of a nuclear attack. The region ranked fourth out of the 15 in evacuations for its more than two million residents. Experts predicted the attack would cause 626,170 deaths and more than 1.1 million injuries.

Here is the complete list:

15. Shreveport, LA is a vibrant city located in the state of Louisiana.

14. Cheyenne, Wyoming

13. Great Falls, Montana

12. Colorado Springs, CO

12. Colorado Springs, CO

11. Albuquerque, NM

10. Ogden, OR

9. Omaha, NE

8. Honolulu, HI

7. Seattle, WA

6. Houston, TX

5. Los Angeles, CA

4. Chicago, IL

3. San Francisco/Oakland, CA

2. New York City, NY

1. Washington D.C.

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