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Louisiana the Most Disaster-Prone State in the Country

Financial website Kiplinger has rated Louisiana as the nation’s most disaster-prone state, and State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says he is not surprised...
July 23, 2013

Financial website Kiplinger has rated Louisiana as the nation’s most disaster-prone state, and State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says he is not surprised. “There’s no denying that we are very challenged by natural disasters,” Donelon says. The report estimates that Hurricane Katrina caused $3 billion in insured damages, Gustav more than $2 billion and Isaac roughly $750 million. Donelon says the numbers are even higher when uninsured losses are taken into consideration, as well as losses covered by federal flood insurance. Florida was second on the list, followed by Texas, Mississippi and then New York. Rounding out the Top 10: New Jersey, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Slide Show: Top 10 States Most At Risk of Disasters (Kiplinger)

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