Let’s get this one out of the way already. Yes Florida gets hurricanes, but they’re not as frequent or as terrifying as people in the West believe them to be. The media may have a good deal to do with this. Furthermore, you get a warning with enough time to prepare or evacuate. California on the other hand gets earthquakes which don’t come with warnings. On top of that, it also gets wildfires, landslides and even winter storms in certain areas. Lastly, California is more prone to getting tsunamis than Florida is. In fact, in a 2013 study regarding the 10 US states with the most natural disasters, California was named the 2nd most dangerous state, whereas Florida came in at number 5.
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