Texas has always been in the mix for the fattest cities in America, but this year they finally take the cake. According to WalletHub's annual study, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX takes the number one spot on the fattest city in all of the United States.
The finance website WalletHub calculated their list of the fattest U.S. cities by comparing the 100 most populated U.S. cities across 19 major health indicators. Some of these indicators include the number of obese adults, obese children, cholesterol rates, diabetes rates, and fruit/vegetable consumption. The main categories they focus on to get their results are Obesity & Overweight, Health Consequences, and Food & Fitness.
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX has been high on the WalletHub list for years now, being #4 on the 2017 list and #3 just last year on the 2018 list. But now they have finally peaked and hit #1 for the entirety of America. And they are not the only Texas city that made the top third of the list!
Other Texas cities that aren't too far behind McAllen-Edinburg-Mission are San Antonio at number 19, Dallas-Fort Worth at number 28 and El Paso at number 29. Houston landed on number 31 followed by Austin-Round Rock at number 56.
The top Texas city beat out the second spot on the fattest city list, Shreveport-Bossier City, LA and the third on the list, Memphis, TN-MS-AR. Jackson, MS and Mobile, AL weren't too far behind them either, at spots 4th and 5th!
Check out the full list on WalletHub or hover over the map below for a view of all the fattest cities in America for 2019.
The City of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan declared a state of emergency on the evening of Monday, May 17 due to a wildfire just outside of the area.
Evacuation orders were issued and 28 evacuees spent the night in hotels last night, according to a news release on Tuesday. "There are no reported homes lost as of this morning. City of Prince Albert Fire Fighters are focusing on protecting structures within the City limits," said the release.
It outlined the status of the fire as "not contained," noting that "It is approximately the size of 40 square kilometers."
As for the imacted areas, "A SaskAlert was issued for residents to evacuate within the areas north of Highway 55, east of Cloverdale Road and west of the Honeymoon Road. Highway 55 East has been closed at the Prince Albert off ramp and Pulp Haul Road from Whitestar Road to Hwy 55 junction. Residents are urged to avoid the area."