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These states receive the most disaster aid every year

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 37: From floods to tornadoes to winter storms, some states have more than their fair share of natural disasters. Many are along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, where hurricanes regularly hit, but natural disasters are certainly not confined to these areas. So far in 2018, California has been hit with a series of wildfires, while Hawaii experienced a volcanic eruption.When hurricanes and other disasters strike close to home, they can wreak financial havoc and cause you to drain your emergency fund — or worse, your retirement savings. And, of course, these natural disasters often require government aid.To pinpoint which states have had to deal with the costliest catastrophes, GOBankingRates examined the total federal disaster funding every state received over the past five fiscal years combined. The 35 states included in this list have all received at least $1 million in aid since 2013. The study also found the total number of major disasters declared in each state since 2007.Click through to see the costliest natural disasters and which states required the most government aid.

From tornadoes to floods, these states have seen it all

From floods to tornadoes to winter storms, some states have more than their fair share of natural disasters. Many are along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, where hurricanes regularly hit, but natural disasters are certainly not confined to these areas. So far in 2018, California has been hit with a series of wildfires, while Hawaii experienced a volcanic eruption.

When hurricanes and other disasters strike close to home, they can wreak financial havoc and cause you to drain your emergency fund — or worse, your retirement savings. And, of course, these natural disasters often require government aid.

To pinpoint which states have had to deal with the costliest catastrophes, GOBankingRates examined the total federal disaster funding every state received over the past five fiscal years combined. The 35 states included in this list have all received at least $1 million in aid since 2013. The study also found the total number of major disasters declared in each state since 2007.

Click through to see the costliest natural disasters and which states required the most government aid.

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