45. Oakland, California
> Total 2018 population: 429,082
> Name of event: Fire caused by drought in 1991
> Fatalities: 25
Drought and heavy winds in October of 1991 stoked a brush fire into a major conflagration near Oakland and Berkeley. The fire eventually spread to 1,500 acres.
44. Virginia Beach, Virginia
> Total 2018 population: 450,189
> Name of event: Hurricane Isabel 2003
> Fatalities: 32
Hurricane Isabel, once a Category 5 storm, made landfall on Sept. 18, 2003 and eventually caused more than $2.4 billion in damages in the region, including Virginia Beach.
43. Long Beach, California
> Total 2018 population: 467,354
> Name of event: Hurricane in 1939
> Fatalities: About 100
The only cyclone to make landfall in California in the 20th century pummeled Long Beach in 1939 causing torrential rainfall and flooding.
42. Omaha, Nebraska
> Total 2018 population: 468,262
> Name of event: Tornadoes in 1913
> Fatalities: 94
An outbreak of tornadoes in 1913 caused $250 million in damage in the Omaha area.
41. Raleigh, North Carolina
> Total 2018 population: 469,298
> Name of event: 2011 tornado outbreak
> Fatalities: 24 in North Carolina
Thirty tornadoes touched down in North Carolina in April 2011, one of which took aim at Raleigh, packing wind speeds of 160 mph.
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