Michigan Has Had The Least Amount of Weather Disasters of All States Since 1953
Michigan has had some well-known and unfortunate natural weather disasters over the years, most recently with the deadly tornado that made its way over Gaylord in 2022, and the Kalamazoo F3 Tornado that struck in the early 80s.
But it turns out that when it comes to living in a state where there are few weather disasters, Michigan has apparently ranked as #1 since 1953 by one source. A website at Terrafrma.com highlights the facts of this investigation:
Michigan has been the state with the least natural disasters since 1953 as it’s located in the midwest and receives natural protection from the Great Lakes. As a result, the Great Lakes State is generally safe from major natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. While Michigan has experienced some tornadoes and earthquakes in the past, they have been minor compared to other parts of the country.
THIS is literally what I teach in my Earth Science class. Why Michigan is the best place to live - based on Science
After experiencing the Nashville flood of 2010...I came back to Michigan for just this reason.- Lori