Missouri Rank’s 19th On List of States with Highest Natural Hazard Risk

U.S. Geological Survey Seismic Map for U.S.

According to a report just released by Corelogic, Florida has the highest risk of property damage from a natural hazard of any state in the country (shocker, right?).  At the other end of the list is Michigan with the lowest risk and Missouri came in  at 19th no doubt due to flood risk, tornadoes and the New Madrid fault that makes it’s home in the southeast portion of our state.

According to an updated map published by the folks at U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake on the New Madrid fault could impact all of the State of Missouri with the exception of the northwest corner of the state.

The map below is a map of the U.S. which shows the hazard risk score by color indicating the severity.  For the most part, the coasts are red which shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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Natural Hazard Risk Score Map For the U.S.

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