20 Dec '11, 5pm

Texas Tops List of 10 States Worst-Ravaged By Natural Disasters in 2011

Texas Tops List of 10 States Worst-Ravaged By Natural Disasters in 2011

It's been a doozy of a year for extreme weather disasters in the US to be sure—to the degree that the nation set a new record for billion-dollar natural disasters . If you're wondering which states got smacked hardest then OnEarth has a list for you. Unsurprisingly, Texas tops the list. The Lone Star state was hit by 8 of this year's billion-dollar disasters and is still in the midst of the greatest one-year drought the state has ever seen . Alabama takes second, due to the largest tornado outbreak in US history . Missouri is in third, for much the same reason. North Carolina experienced the record tornadoes as well, plus Hurricane Irene. Fifth through tenth places: Oklahoma (drought, heat, hail), Tennessee (flooding), Kansas (heat, drought), Connecticut (snow... in October , plus Hurricane Irene), Vermont (Irene ), New Jersey (Irene, freak October snow). The Climate Conne...

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