There are many of us who have lived in Minnesota our whole lives. Have you ever stopped to consider how safe it is to live here, in terms of natural disasters? In this blog, we’re only going to cover a few of the most significant natural disasters that affect our state. If you live in Minnesota, our team of Minneapolis public insurance adjusters can help you recover after one of these major events. We can work with you to get what you deserve from the insurance company.
Though tornadoes around the Twin Cities rarely reach a deadly magnitude, we reside right on the cusp of Tornado Alley. The number of reported tornadoes has increased in recent years, but the number of lives claimed has decreased. This is most likely due to upgraded weather tracking technology available today. There were a reported 37 tornados in Minnesota in 2012, heavily concentrated in the summer months. Out of a reported 932 confirmed tornadoes in the United States, 37 is a relatively low number. This says to us, that in terms of tornadoes, Minnesota is a pretty safe place to live. These storms can still cause substantial property damage, and insurance claims have undoubtedly been filed.
The subject of wildfires has been in the news a lot recently. In the same way tornadoes are capable of causing damage, wildfires can cause a lot of property damage. Minnesota had a large increase in wildfire activity in 2012. That being said, we still had fewer fires than most of the country. We haven’t surpassed the national average in over five years. Again, this leads us to believe that of all the places to live in the United States, Minnesota is a good choice. We thoroughly understand the impact on those in Minnesota who have been affected by a wildfire. If you’re in need after a wildfire, we can help.
Out of these two considerations, our opinion is Minnesota is a pretty safe place to reside. This doesn’t mean that these occurrences don’t happen. You still need to practice safety precautions at all times.