Extreme Weather Events by State

Number of extreme weather events causing more than $1 billion in economic losses

The maps show the increasing frequency of billion dollar events –it does not indicate that each state impacted by multi-state extreme weather events has suffered $1 billion in losses for each event.

Click on each state in the maps to see the number of weather events causing more than $1 billion in economic losses by decade.

Compare the impacts by state and by decade: explore the tables with the total number of events and the totals by type of event .

Last decade (2007-2016)

  • 0 events
  • 1-5 events
  • 6-10 events
  • 11-15 events
  • 16-20 events
  • 21-25 events
  • 26-30 events
  • 31-35 events
  • > 40 events

1990s

  • 0 events
  • 1-5 events
  • 6-10 events
  • 11-15 events

1980s

  • 0 events
  • 1-5 events
  • 6-10 events
  • 11-15 events

Compare the total number of extreme weather events causing more than $1 billion in economic losses by state, in the 1980s, the 1990s and the last decade (2007-2016):

State 1980s 1990s Last decade
Alabama 9 9 23
Alaska 0 0 3
Arizona 1 1 12
Arkansas 8 6 23
California 2 6 14
Colorado 4 4 22
Connecticut 3 3 9
Delaware 1 1 7
Florida 4 10 10
Georgia 5 9 27
Hawaii 0 1 0
Idaho 2 2 13
Illinois 6 6 30
Indiana 3 5 23
Iowa 5 4 21
Kansas 6 7 33
Kentucky 5 5 22
Louisiana 12 9 16
Maine 1 2 2
Maryland 3 5 19
Massachusetts 3 4 6
Michigan 2 2 12
Minnesota 3 6 12
Mississippi 10 8 20
Missouri 7 6 29
Montana 3 3 11
Nebraska 4 3 16
Nevada 2 2 10
New Hampshire 1 3 4
New Jersey 2 4 15
New Mexico 0 2 13
New York 2 5 19
North Carolina 7 13 23
North Dakota 3 2 5
Ohio 3 7 18
Oklahoma 6 9 35
Oregon 2 4 12
Pennsylvania 3 7 23
Puerto Rico 1 2 0
Rhode Island 2 3 5
South Carolina 7 10 18
South Dakota 4 4 8
Tennessee 5 8 26
Texas 9 13 48
Utah 2 1 7
Vermont 1 3 3
Virginia 7 7 22
Washington 1 4 10
West Virginia 2 5 7
Wisconsin 2 2 13
Wyoming 2 0 10
WP Data Tables

 

Compare the number of droughts, wildfires, severe storms, hurricanes and flooding causing more than $1 billion in economic losses by state, in the 1980s, the 1990s and the last decade (2007-2016):

 

WP Data Tables

 

Source: NOAA NCEI U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (2017). https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions

 

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