What part of the US has the most natural disasters? See a county-by-county breakdown

As a slew of severe winter storms continued to wreak havoc in many coastal and inland areas of California over the weekend, the White House on Saturday declared a

major disaster in three California counties. Bringing some context to the California catastrophe, which caused widespread flooding, landslides and at least 19

deaths, USA TODAY analyzed three decades of Federal Emergency Management Agency data on major presidential disaster declarations. The current declaration covers Merced, Sacramento

and Santa Cruz Counties, and includes funds and support for government agencies and individuals.  The data for 1990-2022 show that while California counties had

plenty of disaster declarations thanks to a combination of floods and wildfires, other parts of the nation have frequently been on FEMA’s radar as well. Start the day

smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. What are America’s top disaster counties? Lawrence County, Kentucky, and Caddo

County, Oklahoma, are tied for the most major disaster declarations since 1990 at 30. Lawrence, in Kentucky, is also tied with Knott County, Kentucky, and

Okmulgee County, Oklahoma for the most severe storm disaster declarations (18). Caddo, in Oklahoma, is close behind for severe storm disasters (17). Lawrence

and Caddo have also been battered by floods, ice storms and tornadoes in their run-up of disaster declarations.  About half of all U.S. counties have had at

least 10 federally declared disasters. Here are the Top 12: