10 states most at risk of disaster

Over the last 8 years, Mother Nature's whims have hit these states the hardest.

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Aug 1, 2014 6:47PM
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Sigh.

And once again the media idiots pretend New Orleans was hit by hurricane Katrina..... which did little damage in Louisiana other than to the Venice area.  The damn storm hit MISSISSIPPI.  NOT Louisiana.   Just because a little storm surge (Alabama had a higher surge than New Orleans did) caused a poorly maintained levee to break does NOT mean anything other than that when they build levees to keep Lake New Orleans dry, they need to build them better.

And stop lying about where the damn storm hit!  entire towns (Waveland, etc) were wiped out in Mississippi.  But the media want to concentrate on a bunch of idiots living below sea level.  Sigh.

Aug 1, 2014 8:14PM
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Obama is the worst disaster, regardless of what state he's in.. 
Aug 1, 2014 8:22PM
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D C  IS NOT ON THE LIST !

I don't wish to bore you, use  your imagination.

Their spending alone out paces all the expenditures these states incur  
Aug 5, 2014 12:52PM
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This writer is an idiot.  Where is California on this list.  Mudslides, earthquakes, drought, fires, etc.
Aug 4, 2014 1:28PM
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I am curious. How did Nancy Pelosi enter CONgress with a net worth of $700,000.00 and is now worth $28,000,000.00
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Aug 4, 2014 9:32AM
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Oh my, looks like the "we need to cut government" states might have a little problem in the  future.
Aug 5, 2014 1:05PM
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Good thing 8 of these states will refuse Fema monies to help them with disaster relief.  
Aug 4, 2014 9:07AM
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Funny Alabama was rarely mentioned when the April 2011 tornado struck and all we heard was about Joplin, Missouri being hit almost a month later. There was lots more coverage on that than what happened in Alabama. I guess the royal wedding two days took precedence over lives lost in the devastation throughout the state of Alabama in several cities. Watched a documentary on TV once that mentioned every tornado that struck in all the states and nothing at all was ever mentioned about the tornado that struck Concord, AL in 1998 killing, at least, 30 or more people in that small community. No matter where a tornado hits, it is tragic.
Aug 4, 2014 10:37AM
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Forgot risk from earthquakes, forgot volcanic activity...seems this list is made of recent events, not long term disaster relevancy.  What about Alaska?  What about a west coast Tsunami?  Terrible research on this one.
Aug 1, 2014 8:49PM
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My Grand daughter just asked me
""GRANDPA, DO YOU HAVE TO KNOW ALOT TO BE THE PRESIDENT"" ?

   FROM THE MOUTH  OF BABES
Aug 5, 2014 2:42PM
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New Jersey #1 is a complete joke.

The article is about RISK, not what recent anomaly occurred. Florida is at the highest risk for tropical storm damage and if you take out Sandy then it is clear that New Jersey is a low RISK state. They might as well say Montana is at the greatest risk because of what Yellowstone did millions of years ago.

While risk is based on what has previously occurred, it is a statistic based on the possibility of the same occurring again, and New Jersey fails on the future test.

Aug 5, 2014 1:12PM
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The flooding in Colorado was a 100 year flood, so using that one disastrous year to list Colorado as one of the "most at risk" is poor use of statistical data.


Aug 1, 2014 7:14PM
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Blah, data was organized in a poor manner in too short of a time-frame that would counteract single-time freak events in the last 7 years and simply used insurance estimates on damage.

California and its frequency of large earthquakes would be top 3. They just have not had a 7 in a major city in 25 years.   Also I am surprised NY was not on the list for its hurricane sandy damage.  go out another 2 years and Louisiana wins.

Article is bad not because of any political bias, but simply because the writer is a moron and lazy with data.  A better way to do this would be looking at disaster insurance rates, adjusted for property values.
Aug 5, 2014 1:07PM
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Ok, I get thae most damage in last 8 years, but why most at risk? Do you think New Jersey will get hit by a hurricane every couple of years? The headline is very misleading, states that have had the damage in the past will not necessarily have damage in the future, unless it's hurricanes in  the south mostly or wildfires out west.l
Aug 2, 2014 12:38AM
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Well, when your states receive the wrath of God, please do not use our money from other states.
Aug 5, 2014 2:11PM
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tired of MSN **** "news" I'm gonna change my front page
Aug 5, 2014 2:42PM
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Why eight years ?  Why not ten ?  Florida went through four major (Cat 3 or higher) hurricanes in a six week period and they never received the same media attention that either Katrina or (tropical storm) Sandy continue to receive. 
Aug 1, 2014 9:19PM
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This is a big Duh!  This in news?  This has been known since records have been being kept way back in the 18 somethings.  Now if talking political the whole country is a disaster because of the depression and the blame game that just won't go away.  It will still be there long after Obama is gone and people will be looking for a reason to impeach the next president.  The mud slinging never ends it seems it just gets worse from one president to the next. Unless you live in rural America you are surrounded and bombarded with it constantly. To avoid it you need ear plugs and a blindfold so you can't hear the crap or read the crap.  Every once in a while I turn towards Madison or Washington DC and flip them the bird that makes me feel better temporarily.
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Economically PA's collapsing but lately there's been quakes here and in ohio, small ones though. The coastlines may as well just give up between quakes, tidal waves, rising water levels, and illegal immigrants.
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