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The top 10 tornado-prone cities

CDS Business Mapping, LLC, a leader in online hazard mapping, today announced its list of the top 10 tornado-prone metro-areas. This list is based on the RiskMeter Online's Tornado Model, which predicts the severity of tornadoes for any location in the continental United States. According to a report just released by RiskMeter Online, the following top 10 tornado-prone metro-areas are as follows:

  1. Denver , CO*
  2. Houston, TX
  3. Miami, FL
  4. Hollywood, FL
  5. Tampa, FL
  6. Lincoln, IL
  7. Lakeland, FL
  8. Little Rock, AR
  9. Cape Coral, FL
  10. Oklahoma City, OK

*Not downtown, but a rural area to the northeast.

Tornado exposure has and will always be a consistent threat to insurers. According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in an average year the U.S. experiences 1,200 tornadoes, which kills 55 Americans, injures 1,500 and causes more than $400 million in damage.

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