[gallery size="full" ids="221132,221131,221130,221129,221128,221127,221126,221125,221124,221123"]

The size of the United States, along with its varying geography and climates, means different parts of the country are subject to very different types of risk when it comes to natural disasters. Regions in the southeast and along the east coast, for example, see the most hurricanes, but those in the western U.S. are at a greater risk of wildfires.

With one-in-ten homes affected by natural disaster in 2021, and almost $57 billion in property damage reported, those across all regions of the U.S. should take disaster preparedness seriously, but concern seems to vary region-by-region. People who live in the western United States are the most likely (46%) to "definitely" take extreme weather into account when deciding where to live, says a 2022 survey from FinanceBuzz. Across all regions, 34% of respondents said extreme weather is "definitely" a consideration.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader

  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected].