Oct 7, 2021 - News
How Pennsylvania compares on climate-related disasters
Data: FEMA; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

Pennsylvania is in line with neighboring New Jersey and New York when it comes to weathering climate-related disasters.

Why it matters: Some locations across the nation are safer from climate-related disasters than others, but no region will go untouched, Axios' Ben German reports.

The big picture: The map above shows major disasters declared by FEMA over the past two decades. These climate events range from hurricanes and severe storms to wildfires and drought.

Zoom in: Northeast and Southeast Pennsylvania experience more climate-related events, compared to the rest of the state. These parts are vulnerable to heavier storms and flooding.

  • Flashback: The remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated parts of Philadelphia and surrounding counties last month.
Data: FEMA; Map: Axios Visuals

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