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If this weather isn't enough to get you down the news that we are living near one of the 15 Cities That Are Likely Targets of a Nuclear Attack should do the trick.

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I mean, yikes. and thanks a bunch Daily Mail.

Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York are all in the top five including a city most of us in Rockford have been to a time or two.

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Yep, I am talking about Chicago, Naperville, and (even closer to Rockford) Elgin.

Daily Mail via MSN:

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.

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The full list:

15. Shreveport, LA

14. Cheyenne, WY

13. Great Falls, MT

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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Here's the thing, while I understand the intention behind the Daily Mail sharing the news of the "likelihood" of these cities being targets for attack in case of nuclear war, there is nothing certain and I, like most of us, hope this never becomes a reality.

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