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Our world has been plagued in recent weeks by damaging hurricanes and earthquakes that have uprooted the lives of millions of people, costing billions and billions of dollars.  

From the ongoing impacts being felt from Hurricane Maria, to Hurricane Harvey's devastating impacts on Houston, Hurricane Irma's destruction across Florida, and the massive earthquake that shook Mexico City and claimed hundred of lives, the pain from these disasters is being felt in immense proportions. 

In light of these recent disasters, TheStreet has compiled a list of the best U.S. states to live in to avoid such natural disasters.

VIDEO: Even if you are covered by insurance, that money could take weeks, months or even years to hit your bank account.