Many Americans are surprised to learn that the epicenter of the strongest earthquake ever to strike the continental United States was not in California, but in Missouri.
Twenty states, including Hawaii and every state that borders the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, face the threat of hurricanes every year.
We canít stop natural disasters from occurring, but we can do a much better job preparing and protecting America from their consequences.
The system now in place is a hodgepodge of state, federal and non-profit disaster relief programs and private insurance. Too many people fall through the cracks and receive inadequate compensation for their losses. Tax dollars are spent re-building the same property that tax dollars re-built after an earlier storm. Insurance premiums go up and the availability of insurance goes down.
Learn more about how America is at risk from catastrophes.