Top Ten Worst U.S. States for Natural DisastersI've been doing a lot of looking and well here are the worst states for natural disasters
Ice storms, earthquakes, volcanoes (rare), tsunamis, floods, blizzards. So many reasons why it's #1
If you are looking to be bombarded by tropical storms and hurricanes then Florida is the place for you.
Florida may not get very many tornadoes but they get other types of severe weather.
I know at least 10 families that lost everything in the last hurricane.
The state is shaped like a gun itself!
Obviously the tornadoes hit the right spot. Where warm air is from the south and cold from the north and then it mixes to the right spot and tornadoes happen.
In Oklahoma, there is lots of tornadoes.
Oklahoma is famous for getting a lot of torandoes. That's obvious
North Texas and the Dakotas are just as bad with severe thunderstorms as Oklahoma is with tornadoes
Flooding, Blizzards and hurricanes!
California should definitely be #1, I'm very surprised it isn't even on the podium. First of all, a catastrophic earthquake might strike at any moment. I'm not talking about the San Andreas fault only (which is obviously the most apocalyptic scenario), there are other very dangerous threats like the Hayward fault on the eastern side of the Bay or the myriads of "smaller" faults under the LA basin. Coastal cities like San Francisco or Santa Monica might also experience tsunamis as a direct consequence.
Other than that, it gets constantly ravaged by huge forest fires, which burn to the ground several towns and thousands of buildings every year, killing dozens (like in 2017 and 2018), completely changing landscapes and setting ideal conditions for destructive mudslides also.
We're in the San Andreas fault that can cause a magnitude 11 earthquake! Earthquakes are very unpredictable unless it's an aftershock from a main shock you know of.
California gets a lot of earthquakes. I have felt some small ones or aftershocks but hopefully not any big ones. I hope...
California is a state that is currently in an extreme drought, so their is gonna be lots of Wildfires.
Floods and hurricanes can flood, but same with California and the hotspots for earthquakes.
Think about May of this year (2015), remember the rain Texas got? There was flooding in Houston, Dallas, Austin and lots more. And there was a tornado that hit the small town known as Van, TX.
Mostly tornados and severe thunderstorms are what you have to worry about where I live at in Texas but there's also droughts and dust storms in West Texas, hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, and some recent earthquakes down around DFW
Their storms happen a lot, plant explosions are deadly.
Louisiana is 3 ft below sea level. They get floods, hurricanes, New Orleans flood is bad.
I live in the Portland-Vancouver area which is very prone to big earthquakes and so is Seattle. Coastal areas might also experience a huge tsunami being close to the Cascadia megathrust.
Then there are also volcanoes, destructive wildfires, heavy winds (even small tornadoes) and, of course, the occasional heat wave like last summer.
Although it could be higher but they have tsunamis, earthquakes, and flooding
Wildfires in the mountains, tornadoes in the plains, and don't forget the risk of earthquakes. Some areas like the San Luis Valley or the southeastern plains might get a magnitude 7.
Hurricanes from both the Atlantic and the Gulf, tornadoes in the Dixie Alley, and even wildfires expecially in the swamp areas.
You can always expect massive forest fires in the summer. Plus we live on an overdue fault so it's only a matter of time before a major earthquake hits.
There is a supervolcano there. I mean, everything could literally blow up all of a sudden! Also, the same area has been affected by severe floods during the 2022 summer. Should be much higher.
Honestly the past was Floods and Funnels during July of 2018. I was having a Birthday party at Jam hops during an open gym session, and My friend hears a beep from a speaker nearby. ( A tornado is on the ground north of Cambridge MN.) Take saftey in July
The worst disaster they get in populated areas are blizzard and very cold winters. I don't think it should be in the top 25.