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Detroit ranked no. 1 most populous city with fewest natural disasters

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DETROIT (WJBK) -- According to a new list, Detroit may be the safest city in America, at least when it comes to weather.

According to a new ranking on of the 23 most populous cities in the United States, Detroit has the fewest natural disasters.

The study counted major weather events and natural disasters such as, major floods, hail, tornados, wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, and winter storms.

According to the study, Detroit had only had three major disaster declarations in the past 10 years.  They credit this to the placement of the city in relation to Lake Huron, which regulates extreme weather patterns.

They based the rankings on the total number of weather events causing property damage and injury, official disaster declarations, and average insurance premiums.

Other cities topping the list are Charlotte, N.C. and San Francisco, Calif.

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