The tallies are in, and the winner is…Texas! Texas counted three hundred and thirty-four declarations in the sixty years from 1953 to 2013. That’s an average of over five disasters per year. The Lone Star state topped both categories: Fire Declarations and Major Disasters.
Every state has had at least one disaster declaration with Wyoming at the other end of the spectrum with only nine, roughly one every six years.
Check out the graph below to see how your state stacked up.
â€Data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Department of Homeland Security.
To see some info on how this data stacks up over time and by month, view our other blog post about FEMA declarations over the past 61 years.