10. Warren, Mich.
Located just north of Detroit, the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills area sees infrequent risks from tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Online real estate site Trulia has named Syracuse, N.Y. as the metro area that sees the fewest natural disasters in America.
Five types of natural disasters were used in Trulia calculations: wildfires, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and hurricanes. Nearly all of the cities in the top 10 were located in either the Northeast or Midwest.
Trulia noted in its report that no metro area is at a high risk for all five types of natural disasters, but only a few cities face a medium or low risk for all five.
The report also notes Dayton, Ohio has the cheapest home price of the towns in the top 10, at an average of $72 per square foot. Bethesda, Md. is the most expensive, at $174 per square foot.
Major disasters were declared by the federal government on 99 separate occasions in 2012, according to a UPI.com story. Syracuse was spared yet again by flooding in July, where the Syracuse Post-Standard reported a disaster was declared just 60 miles to the east.
"In the last 20 years, Onondaga County, where Syracuse is located, has seen just five tornadoes," said weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce. "All of them were given weak EF0 or EF1 ratings."
However, no city is completely free from risk of natural disasters, and many of the cities ranked highly on Trulia's list see a lot of snowfall during the winter months.
"Syracuse is best known for the massive amounts of snow it receives thanks to lake-effect snow from Lake Ontario," said Dolce. "The average annual snowfall is just over 125 inches each season."
Still, winter weather is more predictable and less devastating than some of the other hazards used in Trulia's data, and thus, several Northern towns are king.
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