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10 States Most at Risk Of Disaster

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2. Florida

Types of Disasters (2001-2010): 8 hurricanes, 5 tropical storms, severe weather

Estimated Insured Property Loss: $31.5 billion

Florida gets battered by hurricanes and tropical storms in late summer and early fall.

The state suffered through four major hurricanes (a record) in 2004 alone.

Has the highest number of tornadoes per square mile of any state (Texas has more tornadoes annually, but it is much larger in land area).

Central Florida is known as the lightning capital of the U.S.

 

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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9:52PM PDT on Aug 5, 2014

Noted.

3:07AM PDT on Jun 27, 2014

Living in Texas... Tornados terrify me.

3:06AM PDT on Jun 27, 2014

Living in Texas... Tornados terrify me.

3:06AM PDT on Jun 27, 2014

Living in Texas... Tornados terrify me.

3:06AM PDT on Jun 27, 2014

Living in Texas... Tornados terrify me.

1:22AM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

I knew beautiful Arizona wasn't in this list, but the climate change we may just burn pretty soon. It is so hot here. :(

2:09PM PDT on Jun 9, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

12:26PM PDT on Jun 1, 2014

thanks

8:34PM PDT on May 14, 2014

Thank you!

1:35PM PDT on Apr 1, 2014

Interesting list. Thank you.

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