Snow, tornadoes and floods: Where Ohio ranks for natural disaster costs

Snow, tornadoes and floods: Where Ohio ranks for natural disaster costs

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Whether flash flooding, wild fires, tornadoes, tsunamis or heavy snow natural disasters have cost people their homes and in extreme cases their lives.

The moving website, Move.org, has complied a list of how much each state has lost in property damages because of the following natural disasters:

  • Flash floods
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Heavy rain
  • Heavy snow
  • Tornadoes
  • Tsunamis
  • Wildfires

They say everything is bigger in Texas and that holds true in this study.

Looking at damages from 2008 through 2018 Texas is number one at $53.2 billion dollars lost, with $45 billion of that because of flash flooding.

There is a large fall off to number two on the list with Louisiana at $11 billion.

Where Ohio finishes on the list

According to Move.org Ohio comes in 29th in the country with $434,644,000 spent on natural disasters since 2008.

Here is the break down by natural disaster:

  • Flash flooding: $178,548,000
  • Flooding: $54,551,000
  • Hurricanes: $0
  • Heavy rain: $126,000
  • Heavy snow: $4,860,000
  • Tornadoes: $196,559,000
  • Tsunamis: $0
  • Wildfires: $0

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