10 Best States to Live In to Avoid Deadly Natural Disasters Like Mexico Quake

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.

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Michigan
Michigan

Detroit, Michigan's biggest city, has been ranked one of the nation's safest cities to be shielded from natural disasters, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and insurance network Homeownersinsurance.com.

Colorado
Colorado

Data from World Atlas showed that Colorado was one of the nation's top states safeguarded from threats of hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, droughts and tornadoes.

Ohio
Ohio

Cleveland, the state's second-largest city, was ranked as the second safest from natural disasters in the country by CBS News. Several other cities in Ohio have been named safe havens from natural disasters, including Cincinnati and Dayton.

Maryland
Maryland

Maryland suburbs including Bethesda, Rockville, and Frederick were all ranked among the nation's safest from natural disasters by the real estate information site Trulia.

New York- Upstate
New York- Upstate

While New York City is vulnerable to severe storms and flooding, the upstate New York cities of Buffalo and Syracuse rank among the safest places to live to avoid natural disasters.

Maine
Maine

Maine was ranked one of the safest states in the U.S. to avoid a natural disaster by personal finance website WalletHub.

Vermont
Vermont

WalletHub named Vermont as the safest state in the U.S. to live based on a number of factors, including its natural disaster ranking.

New Hampshire
New Hampshire

New Hampshire was ranked the fifth safest state to live in the U.S., while ranking fourth in terms of emergency preparedness, according to WalletHub.

Oregon
Oregon

Corvallis was named the safest city in the nation from natural disasters. It's one of many Oregon cities ranked as having the lowest risk for hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.

Washington
Washington

World Atlas ranked Washington state as one of the top-three safest states to live to avoid natural disasters. The metropolitan area spanning Mount Vernon to Anacortes was ranked the second-safest metro area in terms of natural disaster safety.

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