Special Report

States That Have Endured the Most Costly Natural Disasters Since 1980

Source: DenisTangneyJr / iStock via Getty Images

50. Maine
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $1.68 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Winter storm ($1.34 billion)
> Total population: 1,340,825
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Central and Eastern Winter Storm, January 2018

Source: johnandersonphoto / Getty Images

49. New Hampshire
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $1.94 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Winter storm ($1.35 billion)
> Total population: 1,355,244
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Central and Eastern Winter Storm, January 2018

Source: A&J Fotos / iStock via Getty Images

48. Alaska
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $2.10 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Wildfire ($2.10 billion)
> Total population: 736,990
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: California and Alaska Wildfires, Summer-Fall 2019

Source: zepperwing / iStock via Getty Images

47. Vermont
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $2.25 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Tropical cyclone ($1.09 billion)
> Total population: 624,340
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Central and Northeastern Severe Weather, May 2018

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images

46. Rhode Island
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $2.50 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Tropical cyclone ($1.26 billion)
> Total population: 1,057,798
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Hurricane Ida, August 2021

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.