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View Poll Results: Which state is most likely to have $100 billion in damage done from a single hurricane?
Florida 33 70.21%
Louisiana 4 8.51%
New York 5 10.64%
New Jersey 0 0%
South Carolina 0 0%
North Carolina 2 4.26%
Maryland 0 0%
Delaware 0 0%
Massachusetts 0 0%
Texas 3 6.38%
Alabama 0 0%
Mississippi 0 0%
Virginia 0 0%
Georgia 0 0%
Pennsylvania 0 0%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-18-2016, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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Just wondering which state is the most likely to sustain $100 billion or greater in damage from a single hurricane?

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Old 10-18-2016, 09:26 PM
 
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I would assume Florida because of the concentration of people on coasts. Anywhere north of the Carolinas, I would say don't have too large a chance of being hit by a hurricane, at least of that size. I doubt Georgia, Alabama, or Mississippi have enough property or economic activity clustered together on the coasts for a single hurricane to do so much damage.

Aside from Florida, Louisiana. I mean, did Katrina cause almost that damage to Louisiana? (Now that I mention it, maybe I should have voted for Louisiana). Maybe Texas, but I don't know how vulnerable and prepared the Houston area is to hurricanes. The only other notable cities in the Texas coast are Corpus Christi and Brownsville, but I doubt a hurricane can do that much damage in those areas.
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:12 PM
 
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Louisiana, if Katrina came a bit further west the west Bank likely would have flooded as well, that would have been a disaster well over $100,000,000,000.
Of course a lot has to do with timing and inflation.
I would bet Katrina's Dollar value eclipses $100B in value of that years currency before there is an actual $100B storm.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Only Florida and Louisiana.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:54 AM
 
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Is this a serious question????? Obviously Florida.
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Old 10-21-2016, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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New York City is very vulnerable, sandy was a category one and look what it did. If a four or five had taken that path NYC would have been devestated. They say the geography of New York City works to put it at risk from storm surge too. Northern people have falsely believed for years that hurricanes are for people in the South but there is a real danger in NYC. The shear value of property concentrated in NYC could make it the first place to have a 100 billion dollar hurricane
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Old 10-21-2016, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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New York City is very vulnerable, sandy was a category one and look what it did. If a four or five had taken that path NYC would have been devestated. They say the geography of New York City works to put it at risk from storm surge too. Northern people have falsely believed for years that hurricanes are for people in the South but there is a real danger in NYC. The shear value of property concentrated in NYC could make it the first place to have a 100 billion dollar hurricane
I don't think people in the North believe that hurricanes are for people in the South. Just look at the list of New York hurricanes. They aren't rare.

I'll pick Florida. It seems to be threatened regularly.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:24 AM
 
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Is this a serious question????? Obviously Florida.
I was gonna say MAINE but its not an option on the poll so I picked Florida....
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:10 AM
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Louisiana, if Katrina came a bit further west the west Bank likely would have flooded as well, that would have been a disaster well over $100,000,000,000.
Of course a lot has to do with timing and inflation.
I would bet Katrina's Dollar value eclipses $100B in value of that years currency before there is an actual $100B storm.
Katrina's already listed as $108 billion in 2005; $148 in 2012 dollars

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...-katrina/?_r=0

Sandy is around $75 billion, so a somewhat stronger storm or closer hit to NYC would have increased the total somewhat. The cost for both hurricane were split between states, though.
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:32 PM
 
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