Detroit ranked safest city in the country (from natural disasters)

Dec 13, 2014 at 11:10 am

Sure, some folks say we ain't the fairest of cities, and maybe we've won a Murder Cup or two, but when it comes to natural disasters, the Motor City is as safe and reliable as they come. 

At least according to the data geeks at who listed Detroit as the best place to be in the nation when natural disaster strikes or, you know, a boatload of rain comes through.

Via HOI:

Don’t rule out the Motor City. Detroit came out way ahead in all of our criteria, with only 3 major disaster declarations and four total declarations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the last 10 years. Detroit’s position on the Detroit River and its proximity to Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie helps regulate extreme weather patterns and also subjects it to colder temperatures.

When there are weather ‘events,’ the most likely are hail – still only 1 in every 4 of them – and flooding (also 1 in 4). Both are products of occasionally intense spring and summer thunderstorms. Detroit residents may have several concerns, but natural disasters don’t top the list!

We like those odds.

Check out the rest of the stats here.