The U.S. States Most Prone to Natural Disasters

The U.S. States Most Prone to Natural Disasters

Overall severe weather

By a number of estimations, the winner of this category is Texas, which is prone to floods, hurricanes, and even winter storms, reports CNBC. And according to NOAA, it's already been impacted by five extreme weather events in 2020, from high winds and hail that also hit a wide swath of the Midwest and the Ohio Valley in March, to tornadoes in late May, to (one week later) a south-Texas-only hailstorm that caused $1.2 billion in damages. Add in the years 2015 to 2019 and you get another 20 major droughts, severe storms, tornadoes, general deluges, and more affecting the Lone Star State. It also boasts the second-most expensive natural disaster ever in the United States—2017's Hurricane Harvey, coming in second after 2005's Katrina.

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