7 Billion Dollar Disasters in 2013 - KMSP-TV

7 Billion Dollar Disasters in 2013

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Meteorologist Cody Matz Meteorologist Cody Matz

Another year and more money down the drain for Americans thanks to Mother Nature. Not an epic year for Natural Disasters but not exactly quiet either. Thankfully, the hurricane season was held in check because that is often what helps increase these numbers. Drought certainly lead the way which is what many of the disaster declarations were from in 2013. But of course you had the Colorado flooding, and several severe weather outbreaks encompassing 10 states through the year. Here is a look at which states were part of the billion dollar disaster declarations in 2013 and what those disasters were.

Now, no state is immune to these 10 figure losses, but some are certainly more prone than others historically. The southeast, Tennessee, and Ohio River Valleys appear to be at the most risk with flooding, drought, ice storms, and hurricanes causing problems more often than not. The north and west is far more sheltered the majority of the time, but can still have devastating not as frequent events like large earthquakes and erupting volcanoes. Minnesota is in the middle in terms of most prone states to experience these large disasters with 17 under our belt since 1980. The majority of ours come from tornadoes, flooding, drought, and ice storms.

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