Special Report

States That Have Endured the Most Costly Natural Disasters Since 1980

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5. North Carolina
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $81.55 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Tropical cyclone ($62.98 billion)
> Total population: 10,386,227
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Southeastern Tornado Outbreak, April 2022

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4. California
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $135.03 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Wildfire ($91.32 billion)
> Total population: 39,346,023
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Western/Southern Plains Drought, 2022

3. Florida
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $257.21 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Tropical cyclone ($233.30 billion)
> Total population: 21,216,924
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Southeastern Tornado Outbreak, April 2022

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2. Louisiana
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $287.44 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Tropical cyclone ($249.81 billion)
> Total population: 4,664,616
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Southern Severe Weather, April 2022

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1. Texas
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $361.08 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Tropical cyclone ($224.11 billion)
> Total population: 28,635,442
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Western/Southern Plains Drought, 2022

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