Special Report

States That Have Endured the Most Costly Natural Disasters Since 1980

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35. Massachusetts
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $8.42 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Winter storm ($4.07 billion)
> Total population: 6,873,003
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Hurricane Ida, August 2021

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34. Connecticut
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $9.29 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Tropical cyclone ($5.57 billion)
> Total population: 3,570,549
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Hurricane Ida, August 2021

33. Michigan
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $10.16 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Severe storm ($4.64 billion)
> Total population: 9,973,907
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: North Central Hail Storms, May 2022

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32. Oregon
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $11.04 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Wildfire ($5.30 billion)
> Total population: 4,176,346
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Western/Southern Plains Drought, 2022

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31. Maryland
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $14.66 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Tropical cyclone ($5.97 billion)
> Total population: 6,037,624
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Southeastern Tornado Outbreak, April 2022

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