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Detroit ranked nation's safest city – from natural disasters
Mlive.com ^ | June 02, 2014 | Khalil AlHajal

Posted on 06/03/2014 6:55:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek

DETROIT, MI -- While the city has seen some significant improvement in crime statistics of late, it could be a while before Detroit sheds its reputation as one of the nation's most dangerous places.

But in at least one national safety ranking, Detroit tops the list in a positive way.

Based on six categories of weather statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an analysis by insurance shopping network Homeownersinsurance.com on Monday named the nation's top cities safest from natural disasters.

Detroit was ranked No. 1, ahead of Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Denver and Boston.

"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," the website's analysts found. "Detroit’s position on Lake Huron regulates extreme weather patterns and also subjects it to colder temperatures.

"... Detroit residents may have several concerns, but natural disasters don’t top the list!"


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Weather
KEYWORDS: detroit; mi; weather
No earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, or forest fires. The only real natural disaster in Detroit is democrats and that's really more of a national disaster. Winter is rough on things but that just happens.
1 posted on 06/03/2014 6:55:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: cripplecreek

Got a laugh out of that one.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 6:56:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cripplecreek

But #1 for political disasters...


3 posted on 06/03/2014 6:56:28 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: cripplecreek

Nothing much left in Detroit to burn, or collapse..


4 posted on 06/03/2014 6:56:38 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Good news for once. I'm also surprised they mentioned a falling crime rate. An armed population saves lives.

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5 posted on 06/03/2014 6:57:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Democrat rule is always a disaster. Just look at the cities of this country.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 6:58:56 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cripplecreek

You’re also very safe from nukes since nobody would waste an ounce of fissile material on the place


7 posted on 06/03/2014 7:00:59 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: cripplecreek

SAN FRANCISCO is the #3 SAFEST CITY from natural disasters?

My BS detector is lying on the desk screaming at me over that one.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 7:09:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Somebody must have missed the San Fransisco earthquakes and fire.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 7:10:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Top 5 Cities Safest from Natural Disasters
10 posted on 06/03/2014 7:12:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
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11 posted on 06/03/2014 7:14:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
Detroit homicide update: 90 year-to-date killings in 2014 a 24 percent decline
12 posted on 06/03/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Not that a natural disaster could ever top the damage from the man-made disaster that is Detroit’s city government.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 7:21:22 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: cripplecreek

Not to mention a significant portion of SF is built on landfill.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 7:21:53 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: cripplecreek
Um, the city of Detroit is on the Detroit river, not Lake Huron. whoever wrote this must not have bothered to look at a map. Modern reporting at its best.

/sarc>

CC

15 posted on 06/03/2014 7:26:20 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Looks like San Fransisco’s saving grace is the mild weather.


16 posted on 06/03/2014 7:27:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

The whole state is protected by the great lakes to some extent.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 7:30:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, it’s those man-made contingencies that can get one killed in Detroit.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 7:53:59 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: cripplecreek

I would argue that a complete takeover by Democrats is a worse “Natural Disaster” than any of the ones mentioned in this article.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 8:19:20 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didnÂ’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: cripplecreek
"Detroit ranked nation's safest city "

Without qualification that makes complete sense in the inverted world of the Left.

20 posted on 06/03/2014 8:21:50 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: cripplecreek

Democrats have done more damage to Detroit than any natural disaster could.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 8:41:18 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: norwaypinesavage

There are good things going on in Detroit that are a direct result of Republicans having control of the state. The murder rate is way down as a result of the republicans appointing a good police chief and making the state an open carry state with Detroit being an open carry city as a result.

Lots of private money going into the city too. Roger Penske has almost single handedly saved the Detroit Grand Prix and even expanded it to a double with the top IndyCar series running a race on Saturday and Sunday. I would have liked to have gone to watch the Stadium Super Truck Series which raced on Friday (free admission that day).

http://www.freep.com/article/20140602/SPORTS16/306020075/Detroit-Grand-Prix-chairman-Bud-Denker-Didn-t-city-shine-


22 posted on 06/03/2014 8:43:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

i think this confirms democrats are not classified as “natural” disasters.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 9:18:48 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: cripplecreek

I said this. Not too long ago.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 8:21:55 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

Car/deer accidents don’t help our auto insurance rates much though.


25 posted on 06/03/2014 8:23:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
Are they distinguishing between justifiable homicides and murder in that update.
26 posted on 06/03/2014 8:29:15 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

There have been something like 15 justifiable homicides this year so far but I don’t know if they’re included.


27 posted on 06/03/2014 8:31:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Savage Beast
things are changing in Detroit
28 posted on 06/03/2014 8:32:23 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema
pure michigan
29 posted on 06/03/2014 8:35:24 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: cripplecreek
a good time
30 posted on 06/03/2014 8:45:29 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: cripplecreek

True enough. But I can tell you i live on the lake (less than 100 yards from my front door) and I can also say the weather we get up here will vary signifigantly from what Detroit gets. For example: the weekend after thanksgiving, 2000. Detroit got a dusting of snow. Port Huron and points north got 17 inches over 6 hours. I will quite often listen to the Canadian weather forecast due to the fact that it’s more accurate to my area than the Detroit forecast. So I’ll agree with your assessment- up to a point.

CC


31 posted on 06/05/2014 6:53:40 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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