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These are the states most prone to natural disasters, along with a short list of common or notable disasters affecting these states since 1953.

11: Oregon

Major disasters since 1953: 79
Earthquakes, high waves / tsunamis

10. Louisiana

Major disasters since 1953: 79
Hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes

9. New Mexico

Major disasters since 1953: 80
Wildfires

8. Colorado

Major disasters since 1953: 80
Wildfires

7. Alabama

Major disasters since 1953: 82
Tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding

6. New York

Major disasters since 1953: 95
Hurricanes, flooding

5. Florida

Major disasters since 1953: 130
Hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding

4. Washington

Major disasters since 1953: 136
Earthquakes, high waves / tsunamis, volcanic eruptions

3. Oklahoma

Major disasters since 1953: 173
Tornadoes

2. Texas

Major disasters since 1953: 255
Hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding

1. California

Major disasters since 1953: 281
Wildfires, earthquakes, mudslides

Source: U.S. News (via MSN)