Knoxville and East Tennessee considered ‘climate haven’

in Nature/News

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The view of the Smoky Mountains and downtown Knoxville’s attractions aren’t the only things making the city a place people want to live. According to experts, it’s also for the low risk of natural disasters happening.

Dr. Rachel Lloyd, who researched climate change at UT, said it’s all luck.

“We’re in a tiny little eddie of the swirling of all of these affects,” Lloyd said.

Lloyd said East Tennessee doesn’t see a lot of natural disasters including tornadoes, hurricanes, severe floods and wildfires.


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