Every state seems to have its fair share of good and bad when it comes to weather. Despite the beautiful weather year round in Florida they still have hurricanes, and despite the perfect conditions in California, they can have massive earthquakes. No place is immune from natural disasters in this country, but which places are the most dangerous, and which can sleep better knowing they are safer than other states? How does Idaho compare when it comes to the threat of natural disasters?

The Most and Least Dangerous States for Natural Disasters

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While natural disasters are unpredictable, it is never safe to assume a certain type won't happen in your state. Just because tornados may not be common in certain places doesn't mean one can't happen. I do think it is safe to say Nebraska and South Dakota and certain inland states will not have hurricanes though. WalletHub recently released a list ranking the states most affected to least affected by natural disasters. They ranked the states based on disasters that have caused more than one billion dollars in damage, and by loss, and the amount of disasters costing more than one billion dollars. It was determined that Mississippi is the state most affected by natural disasters, followed by Louisiana and Texas to make up the top three. The least affected state is Maine, just ahead of Alaska and New Hampshire to make up the safest states.

Is Idaho Prone to Natural Disasters?

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While Idaho is in the clear of hurricanes, and tornadoes don't happen here often, they do happen from time to time. Earthquakes are known to happen in the area from time to time and blizzards and avalanches are more common here than in many other states. With all that said, Idaho came in at 37 on the list, which in this case is a good thing and means natural disasters are something that should not be a concern in the state. Outside of fires, flooding, and some snow damage, there hasn't been too much to worry about, and flooding hasn't been a concern lately in most areas with the ongoing drought. 

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While some places are more prone to natural disasters and can make living in those places a little scarier, Idaho is not one of those places, which makes it more appealing to those looking to avoid tornadoes, hurricanes, and any other natural disasters that may occur. Rest easy knowing that the odds are slim, but not impossible, that a natural disaster will harm your family or home, so long as you stay in Idaho. 

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