Alabama ranks high on disaster risk

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A new survey out shows Alabama is one of the top ten states that are at risk of disaster situations.

The list rates which states have suffered the biggest property losses from disasters over the past decade. Topping the list is Louisiana with Alabama ranked seven.

Alabama received such a high rank due to when hurricanes strike the state, even our inland areas take a hit from the wind and rain. Add that to the tornadoes and hail from severe storms, and its estimated disaster situations that have hit the state in the past decade have cost nearly $5 billion.

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