States With the Least Natural Disasters

The fury of nature and its dangers are something many in the U.S. are inherently familiar with. From tornadoes in the midwest, hurricanes along the east coast, and earthquakes and forest fires in California. 

Natural disasters are massive in scale and bring destruction wherever they strike. Property is damaged, lives are lost and livelihoods are destroyed, take Hurricane Katrina for example which displaced more than a million people in the United State’s Gulf Coast region. 

Furthermore, these disasters are likely going to increase in scale and ferocity as global warming and climate change continue to worsen. This is evident by climate change making Hurricane Fiona, which hit Puerto Rico, far more severe. Therefore, when relocating or planning a move, considering the locations where such disasters are least likely to occur is an important factor for some. 

If you would like to learn more about states with the least natural disasters, refer to the data in the charts.

 

Disaster Declarations by State

Alabama - Disaster Declarations

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#25 in the US

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#20 in the US

Alaska - Disaster Declarations

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4

#33 in the US

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9,020

#1 in the US

Arizona - Disaster Declarations

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7

#28 in the US

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61

#13 in the US

Arkansas - Disaster Declarations

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5

#31 in the US

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68

#12 in the US

California - Disaster Declarations

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21

#16 in the US

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1,545

#3 in the US

Colorado - Disaster Declarations

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2

#38 in the US

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56

#15 in the US

Connecticut - Disaster Declarations

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17

#17 in the US

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1

#34 in the US

Delaware - Disaster Declarations

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1

#41 in the US

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0

#41 in the US

Florida - Disaster Declarations

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61

#8 in the US

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0

#42 in the US

Georgia - Disaster Declarations

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9

#26 in the US

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0

#43 in the US

Hawaii - Disaster Declarations

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4

#34 in the US

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200

#6 in the US

Idaho - Disaster Declarations

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6

#29 in the US

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95

#8 in the US

Illinois - Disaster Declarations

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14

#19 in the US

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5

#25 in the US

Iowa - Disaster Declarations

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25

#15 in the US

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0

#44 in the US

Kansas - Disaster Declarations

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55

#9 in the US

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104

#7 in the US

Kentucky - Disaster Declarations

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147

#5 in the US

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2

#31 in the US

Louisiana - Disaster Declarations

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327

#2 in the US

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1

#35 in the US

Maine - Disaster Declarations

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3

#36 in the US

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3

#27 in the US

Massachusetts - Disaster Declarations

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1

#42 in the US

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0

#45 in the US

Michigan - Disaster Declarations

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5

#32 in the US

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2

#32 in the US

Mississippi - Disaster Declarations

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202

#3 in the US

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3

#28 in the US

Missouri - Disaster Declarations

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30

#14 in the US

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13

#18 in the US

Montana - Disaster Declarations

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12

#21 in the US

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89

#9 in the US

Nebraska - Disaster Declarations

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39

#12 in the US

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6

#22 in the US

Nevada - Disaster Declarations

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2

#39 in the US

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513

#4 in the US

New Hampshire - Disaster Declarations

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3

#37 in the US

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1

#38 in the US

New Jersey - Disaster Declarations

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47

#10 in the US

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0

#46 in the US

New Mexico - Disaster Declarations

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1

#43 in the US

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38

#16 in the US

New York - Disaster Declarations

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63

#7 in the US

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3

#29 in the US

North Carolina - Disaster Declarations

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11

#23 in the US

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1

#39 in the US

North Dakota - Disaster Declarations

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9

#27 in the US

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1

#40 in the US

Oklahoma - Disaster Declarations

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155

#4 in the US

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1,714

#2 in the US

Oregon - Disaster Declarations

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11

#24 in the US

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17

#17 in the US

Pennsylvania - Disaster Declarations

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13

#20 in the US

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0

#47 in the US

Rhode Island - Disaster Declarations

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6

#30 in the US

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0

#48 in the US

South Dakota - Disaster Declarations

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2

#40 in the US

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6

#24 in the US

Tennessee - Disaster Declarations

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64

#6 in the US

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8

#21 in the US

Texas - Disaster Declarations

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510

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83

#10 in the US

Utah - Disaster Declarations

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4

#35 in the US

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69

#11 in the US

Vermont - Disaster Declarations

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#18 in the US

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0

#49 in the US

Virginia - Disaster Declarations

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34

#13 in the US

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13

#19 in the US

Washington - Disaster Declarations

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45

#11 in the US

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60

#14 in the US

West Virginia - Disaster Declarations

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12

#22 in the US

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#33 in the US