You hear about hurricanes. A lot. Every year, more devastation caused by hurricanes. Not just hurricanes, either. Tornados, city-wide floods and more make it hard to see online from the comfort of our bed. The good news is in a recent ranking, Washington ranked very low on states most impacted by natural disasters.
We're all the way down the list to 9th place. A few states are even more safe including the number one position going to Maine with Alaska coming in 2nd place.
Unsurprisingly the state most impacted is Mississippi with Louisiana and Texas not too far off.
WalletHub has more info for you about this. Now if we can just make it a few more centuries without another volcano eruption we'll be good.
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