ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Are you’re a weather nerd or enthusiast? See if you can correctly guess this WFXR Weather Trivia question!
What are considered the most common natural disasters in the United States?
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According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters. Flooding has occurred in every U.S. state and territory.
Flash flooding can occur within minutes. Some floods can take place over the course of days, weeks, or even longer.
NOAA says floods kill more people in the U.S. each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, or lightning.