Top Ten Worst U.S. States for Natural Disasters

I've been doing a lot of looking and well here are the worst states for natural disasters

The Top Ten

1 Florida Florida

Florida may not get very many tornadoes but they get other types of severe weather.

If you are looking to be bombarded by tropical storms and hurricanes then Florida is the place for you. - HauntingStomper

Hurricanes tornadoes floods lightning storms thunderstorms every thing

Tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, their all bad

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2 Alaska Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

Ice storms, earthquakes, volcanoes (rare), tsunamis, floods, blizzards. So many reasons why it's #1


I agree cus Alaska is 4 crabs lol

3 California California

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... - cosmo

California is a state that is currently in an extreme drought, so their is gonna be lots of Wildfires. - EpicJake

Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes sometimes, droughts, and of course, the occasional hurricane. - IcetailofWishClan

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4 Oklahoma Oklahoma

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. - EpicJake

North Texas and the Dakotas are just as bad with severe thunderstorms as Oklahoma is with tornadoes

Oklahoma is famous for getting a lot of torandoes. That's obvious - cosmo

5 New York New York

Worst state ever!

Flooding, Blizzards and hurricanes!

I live here and we get hurricanes blizzards, supercells, ice storms, and the occasional tornado - Mono

6 Kansas Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.
7 Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.

A tsunami hit Honolulu in 2011

Floods and hurricanes can flood, but same with California and the hotspots for earthquakes.

8 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

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 - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Their storms happen a lot, plant explosions are deadly.

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. - EpicJake

9 Louisiana Louisiana

Louisiana is 3 ft below sea level. They get floods, hurricanes, New Orleans flood is bad.

10 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

Although it could be higher but they have tsunamis, earthquakes, and flooding

The Contenders

11 Nevada Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
12 Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.
13 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.
14 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
15 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

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. - NicholasYellow

16 South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
17 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.
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