Where are the Highest Natural Disaster Risks?
RealtyTrac’s 2016 U.S. Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report rates counties for risks of natural hazards, such as hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, earthquakes, or floods. The 3 states whose counties had the highest risk index (high and very high) were California Florida, and Oklahoma. In those 3 states the largest counties that have the most properties at risk for natural disasters were Collier (Naples) and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida; Riverside County (Inland Empire of Southern California) and Santa Clara County (San Jose), California; and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
How about the Phoenix metro area and its county (Maricopa)? It is considered to be from moderate to low risk.