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Natural disasters are actually more prevalent than you might think. Take a look at some of these facts and figures – they may surprise you.

  • There were 63 natural disasters declared in the U.S. in 20071
  • There were 2,018 fatalities and 5,326 injuries related to weather events from 2005 to 20062
  • Of the total catastrophe losses (from 1986 to 2005) in the U.S., 47.5% were related to hurricanes and tropical storms3
  • At least 41 states are considered at moderate to very high earthquake risk4
  • On average, there are 800 tornadoes each year in the U.S. Tornadoes have occurred in all 48 continental U.S. states5
  1. FEMA, 2006 Federal Disaster Declarations
  2. U.S. National Weather Service
  3. Insurance Information Institute
  4. FEMA, Earthquake Risk by State and Territory
  5. NOAA

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