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


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 HomeOwnersInsurance.com 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.

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Alaina Nutile

Alaina Nutile is a Web Editor who oversees all digital content and social media initiatives for Detroit Metro Times and Cleveland Scene Magazine. Previously, she interned at Business Insider in New York City, and at La Hora in Quito, Ecuador. Alaina is a graduate of Kalamazoo College where she double majored in...
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