QuoteWizard, an insurance company affiliated with Lending Tree, LLC, recently released a report claiming that Nevada has had the second highest increase in natural disasters out of all of the nation’s states.
The company analyzed FEMA natural disaster data to find states that have experienced the highest rate increase of natural disasters, comparing the years of 1980 to 1999 against 2000 to 2017.
According to the report, “From 1980-1999, Nevada had a total of 6 natural disasters,” and from “2000-2017, it had 50 natural disasters.”
Fires—not surprisingly—were Nevada’s most common natural disaster. This was true nationally as well.
Nationwide, the report said, “there was $485 billion in estimated property loss from 2000 -2017.” The report stated that between 1980 and 1999, the nation “had a total of 751 natural disasters. 2000-2017 had 1997 disasters. This is a 165% average national increase.”