The Most Devastating Natural Disasters in the U.S.
In 1888, the worst blizzard in the U.S. hit the northeastern U.S. with 58 inches of snowfall and 400 fatalities. In 1900, the deadliest hurricane in the U.S. struck Galveston and killed more than 6,000 people. In 1906, the deadliest earthquake in the U.S. hit San Francisco, killing 3,000 and destroying 80 percent of the city. In 1925, the deadliest U.S. tornado hit three states and killed more than 700 people.
Just because these disasters happened so long ago doesn’t mean people today shouldn’t take note and prepare. Incidents such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the massive tornadoes in 2011 should be enough to tell people that natural disasters can happen anywhere in the U.S., and it’s important to be prepared.
The four main natural disasters that are likely to hit various parts of the U.S. include hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and earthquakes. In every situation, families can ensure they are prepared by knowing what to do and having three to seven days of food and water, bedding, clothing, and appropriate emergency tools.
If you’re ready to take your preparedness into your own hands, check out the detailed infographic below to learn more about the most devastating natural disasters in the U.S. and what you can do to get your family ready to respond.