When one thinks of states with dangerous weather, California (for its earthquakes) or Florida (with its hurricanes) may come to mind. But as Alexander Kent of 24/7 Wall St. notes in a recent article, those places don't even make the cut when listing the 9 states with the most dangerous weather.
However, two coastal states do: Alabama and Mississippi. In fact, the former tops the list, mostly due to a deadly category 5 tornado that hit there in 2011.
To determine which states pose the most threat in terms of weather, he looked through National Weather Service data, including weather-related fatalities and total cost of damage.
Between 2010 and 2014, 2,950 people died in the U.S. due to natural disasters, while severe weather costing $93 billion in damages. And 2015 hasn't proven to be any safer: In May alone there were 400 tornadoes, the most in a month since 1950.
So, which other states round out the list? Head over to 24/7 Wall St. to find out. Read More