A website called Kiplinger.com looked at the 10 states that have had the most natural disasters over the last 10 years, based on the total dollar value of the damage the storms caused. Missouri and Illinois made the top 10:
#1.) Louisiana: They’ve had seven hurricanes, two tropical storms, and 20 other severe weather incidents since 2002, which caused $32.2 billion worth of damage. NOTE: “Other severe weather incidents” include tornadoes.
#2.) Florida: Eight hurricanes, three tropical storms, and 12 other incidents caused $31.4 billion in damage.
#3.) Texas: They’ve had MORE storms but less damage. Four hurricanes, one tropical storm, a wildfire, seven blizzards, and 53 other incidents for $24.9 billion in damage.
#4.) Mississippi: Seven hurricanes, two tropical storms, a blizzard, and 26 other incidents for $15 billion.
#5.) Alabama: Six hurricanes, three tropical storms, FIVE blizzards, and 26 other incidents for $7.9 billion.
#6.) Tennessee: Three hurricanes, one tropical storm, five blizzards and 32 other storms for $7 billion in damages.
#7.) Missouri: One hurricane, nine blizzards and 46 other storms for $6.2 billion in damages.
#8.) Oklahoma: Eight blizzards and 39 other storms for $6 billion in damages.
#9.) Ohio: Two hurricanes, nine blizzards, a blackout and 46 other storms for $5.2 billion in damages.
#10.) Illinois: One hurricane, eight blizzards and 61 other storms for $4.9 billion in damages.