Special Report

States With the Most Dangerous Weather

Source: Thinkstock

50. Massachusetts
> Fatalities per 1M people: 1.0
> Total fatalities 2012-2016: 7 (9th lowest)
> Injuries per 1M people: 3.7 (the lowest)
> Top cause of weather death in 2016: Wind-related (2 deaths)
> Total damage 2012-2016: $93.1 million (12th lowest)
> Median household income: $70,628 (6th highest)

Source: Thinkstock

49. Connecticut
> Fatalities per 1M people: 1.4
> Total fatalities 2012-2016: 5 (7th lowest)
> Injuries per 1M people: 6.4 (4th lowest)
> Top cause of weather death in 2016: N/A (0 deaths)
> Total damage 2012-2016: $123.8 million (15th lowest)
> Median household income: $71,346 (5th highest)

Source: Thinkstock

48. Michigan
> Fatalities per 1M people: 1.4
> Total fatalities 2012-2016: 14 (15th lowest)
> Injuries per 1M people: 32.6 (16th highest)
> Top cause of weather death in 2016: Lightning (2 deaths)
> Total damage 2012-2016: $2.33 billion (10th highest)
> Median household income: $51,084 (18th lowest)

Source: Thinkstock

47. Maine
> Fatalities per 1M people: 1.5
> Total fatalities 2012-2016: 2 (4th lowest)
> Injuries per 1M people: 6.0 (3rd lowest)
> Top cause of weather death in 2016: N/A (0 deaths)
> Total damage 2012-2016: $15.9 million (4th lowest)
> Median household income: $51,494 (21st lowest)

Source: Thinkstock

46. Rhode island
> Fatalities per 1M people: 1.9
> Total fatalities 2012-2016: 2 (4th lowest)
> Injuries per 1M people: 4.8 (2nd lowest)
> Top cause of weather death in 2016: N/A (0 deaths)
> Total damage 2012-2016: $14.9 million (3rd lowest)
> Median household income: $58,073 (19th highest)

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.