Some states find themselves hit by disaster far more often than others.
Figures current as of the end of May 2014 and going back more than 60 years show presidents have declared nearly 2,000 major disasters in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. But the top 10 states have been responsible for nearly a third of that total.
Find out if your state is one of the 10 most at risk for natural disasters like snow and ice storms, tornadoes and earthquakes, according to Bankrate.com.
Craig Mason of Los Osos hadn't heard from his brother for days when he finally received a text Wednesday. He thought his brother was fishing with friends in Baja California when he learned that Hurricane Odile had wreaked havoc in the Mexican resort.
Sherrie Gibbs routinely takes her 14 year old dog Quigley out for walks in the Janin Acres subdivision in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and is not surprised to learn that coyotes and mountain lions are roaming around her neighborhood.