Special Report

States That Have Endured the Most Costly Natural Disasters Since 1980

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30. Montana
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $16.18 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Drought ($11.60 billion)
> Total population: 1,061,705
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Western Wildfires, 2021

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29. Wisconsin
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $17.71 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Severe storm ($6.41 billion)
> Total population: 5,806,975
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Central Derecho, June 2022

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28. South Dakota
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $18.25 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Drought ($11.79 billion)
> Total population: 879,336
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: North Central Severe Weather, May 2022

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27. Arkansas
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $19.38 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Severe storm ($7.02 billion)
> Total population: 3,011,873
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Southern Severe Weather, April 2022

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26. Kentucky
> Combined cost of billion-dollar weather disasters ’80-’22: $21.84 billion
> Most costly type of disaster: Severe storm ($11.64 billion)
> Total population: 4,461,952
> Most recent billion-dollar disaster: Central Derecho, June 2022

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