How Much Natural Disasters Cost in Every State

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Tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes and wildfires can make it seem like Mother Nature has it out for us. Indeed, there is no place in the country where you are safe from a natural disaster of some type.

But in some states, these dramatic events tend to be little more than cause for inconvenience. In others, they can be deadly and terribly expensive. ValuePenguin used data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service to determine how many natural disasters a state suffers in a year and how much those events cost residents, when averaged across all households. To reach its findings, ValuePenguin used data from the past five years.

Here’s a look at how much natural disasters costs per household, starting with the states that suffer the least monetary losses from these events, and ending with states where circumstances beyond human control run up the biggest bill.

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