According to new data from CoreLogic, Washington state ranks 36th highest in terms of risk exposure to a variety of natural hazards.
The ranking was generated using a risk score based on data from on nine natural hazards: Flood, wildfire, tornado, storm surge, earthquake, wind, hurricanes, hail and sinkholes. Each state was assigned a score ranging from zero to 100.
Washington’s score was 42.3. The state with the highest score was Florida at 94.5, followed by Rhode Island (79.7), Louisiana (79.2) and California (75.6). The state that score the lowest was Michigan (20.2), followed by West Virginia (20.7) and New York (25).