Which U.S. States Have Suffered the Most Damage From Floods?

In the past 50 years or so, Pennsylvania tops the list of states experiencing extensive damage from flooding, followed by California, Louisiana, Iowa, Texas, and Missouri, in that order.

Floods result from a volume of water, such as a river or lake, which overflows or breaks levees.

The word “flood” comes from the Old English word “flod”.

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