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The 15 states in America most vulnerable to natural disasters


Since 1953, there have been at least 68 natural disasters in the Magnolia State.


Over 35 major disaster declarations from the federal government have been made for Missouri since 1990, according to the Missouri Department of Public Safety.


This southern state is susceptible to a wide range of severe storms, including ice storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.


Oregon has seen earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, and even volcanic eruptions in the last century.


The state of Kentucky has experienced 74 catastrophic storms between 1953 and 2018. Flooding, tornadoes, lightning, and blizzards are all threats to people living in the Bluegrass State.


One of the most notorious tropical storms in American history was Hurricane Katrina. Over 1,800 people died and it is estimated that over $120 billion worth of property was damaged.

New Mexico

The state's arid climate and desert terrain make it especially vulnerable to devastating wildfires. Between 1953 and 2018, 79 natural disasters struck New Mexico.


There were 79 major storms that hit this southern state between 1953 and 2018. Over the years, Alabama has also seen its share of hurricanes, ice storms, and floods.


Flash floods, tornadoes, and even the occasional earthquake can occur in the state. Between 1953 and 2018, 80 catastrophic natural disasters occurred in Colorado.

New York

the city must also be on the lookout for floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. This state has experienced 93 destructive weather events between 1953 and 2018.


This southern state must contend with wildfires, tornadoes, and floods in addition to hurricanes. There were 122 natural disasters that affected Florida between 1953 and 2018.


 The largest wildfire in Washington history, which covered an area of 1,600 sq mi, occurred in 2015. Between 1953 and 2018, 132 destructive natural disasters have occurred in this area.


Who can forget the Dust Bowl of the 1930s? Oklahoma is vulnerable to floods in addition to droughts and tornadoes. This state has dealt with 167 major natural disasters


California, which is located on the San Andreas Fault, is also extremely susceptible to earthquakes. Between 1953 and 2018, 250 devastating natural disasters.


Unfortunately, droughts, flash floods, winter storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes could affect Texans.

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