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Old 04-09-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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Any Great Lakes city (Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Milwaukee, Buffalo, etc) would be my opinion of least prone to natural disasters. Hardly any tornadoes (at least destructive ones), no major Floods, no wildfires, definitely no hurricanes or Tsunamis. Sure, some Lake Effect snow in certain areas and cold winters, but nothing that causes widespread destruction.
I would say Pittsburgh too, for basically the same reasons. They don't even get lake effect snow.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Any Great Lakes city (Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Milwaukee, Buffalo, etc) would be my opinion of least prone to natural disasters. Hardly any tornadoes (at least destructive ones), no major Floods, no wildfires, definitely no hurricanes or Tsunamis. Sure, some Lake Effect snow in certain areas and cold winters, but nothing that causes widespread destruction.
You might want to re-investigate Michigan as it relates to tornadoes. While not in "tornado alley", this area still has 'em.

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Old 04-11-2017, 05:50 AM
 
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A natural disaster doesn't have to be on the extreme to be a disaster caused by nature. A disaster to even one person is still a disaster.

Even a tornado is not guaranteed to kill anybody. Neither is a flood. Neither is a fire. Neither is a quake.
I think your definition of 'natural disaster' is a weeeeeee bit too big.
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Disagree with a Front Range city (Denver) being listed as one of the safest. I may be 65 miles south, but in the last 7 years my neighborhood has been through a wildfire (most expensive in CO ever), blizzards, wind storms, hail (golf-ball), drouts and floods.

Tornados have thus far missed us.

Colorado now has the 3rd highest homeowners insurance premiums in the nation, after TX and FL. About the only thing we don't have is hurricanes and major earthquakes.
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Old 04-11-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Disagree with a Front Range city (Denver) being listed as one of the safest. I may be 65 miles south, but in the last 7 years my neighborhood has been through a wildfire (most expensive in CO ever), blizzards, wind storms, hail (golf-ball), drouts and floods.

Tornados have thus far missed us.

Colorado now has the 3rd highest homeowners insurance premiums in the nation, after TX and FL. About the only thing we don't have is hurricanes and major earthquakes.
...and volcanoes!
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Old 04-11-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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...and volcanoes!
Actually that's not totally true. While it's not near Denver, the Dotsero Crater just north of I-70 near the town of Gypsum is technically a dormant maar volcano.
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I would have agree to put ABQ on the list. The worst here that can be called "natural" (since fires here are usually man-made) is giant walls of blowing sand we call haboobs. I wouldn't call it a disaster though.
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:31 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I would say Pittsburgh too, for basically the same reasons. They don't even get lake effect snow.
Pittsburgh is highly prone to flash flooding in lower elevations, and is just far enough east to get belted by large coastal blizzards, and even glanced by smaller coastal blizzards.
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I would have agree to put ABQ on the list. The worst here that can be called "natural" (since fires here are usually man-made) is giant walls of blowing sand we call haboobs. I wouldn't call it a disaster though.
I agree. Phoenix and Tucson have similar disasters but Phoenix and Tucson are prone to five month long heatwaves Albuquerque was nice when I was there for a day in August lol.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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We really don't have any natural disasters to speak of in Southern New Mexico. Just like Albuquerque. Add fires and mudslides to this list as well. Wind is the worst of our problems, and that's maybe a couple a days a month, except for March.
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