Is Montana safe from natural disasters?

Weather and climate is a bit of a hot button issue as of late.

Thankfully it seems Montana is a good place to call home if you do not want to experience the devastation that can follow one of these disasters.

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What is a natural disaster?

The Department of Homeland Security defines a natural disaster as such,

...all types of severe weather, which have the potential to pose a significant threat to human health and safety, property, critical infrastructure, and homeland security. They include winter storms, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, or any combination thereof.
A 3 panel phot of a tornado, hurricane, and whiteout

Natural disaster history in Montana.

Since 1953 there have been a total of 68 natural disasters in the State of Montana.

That comes from the website World Population Review.

They are also the same website that say Montana is the 10th best place to live and be safe from natural disasters.

Montana features both the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains and is one of the safest states from natural disasters. It is generally safe from hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes, however, it does experience flooding. With that said, there have only been five significant floods in Montana in the past century.

Now we all know that those things can occur in Montana.

There was the Fathers Day tornado in Billings in 2010, and the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in 2017 just outside of Lincoln.

Thankfully though you're all relatively safe from harm here in Montana, that is until the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupts.

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

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