Minneapolis by the numbers: Natural disaster edition

Yesterday, the editors at Money magazine ranked Eden Prairie the tenth best place to live in the entire United States. On the heels of that strange pronouncement comes a marginally less dubious claim: Minneapolis is one of the safest cities in the nation--that is, when safety is measured by vulnerability to natural disasters. The list was devised by an outfit called "Sustain Lane," which looked at 50 major cities and calculated the likelihood that residents would be impacted by hurricanes, earthquakes and so-called "super tornado" outbreaks. Minneapolis came out in the number eight position. Mesa, Arizona and Milwaukee were tied for top place, while Miami edged New Orleans for the most hazardous. No word on Eden Prairie.