4. New York
Across its empire that stretches from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, New York has been punished by everything from blizzards to tropical storms. In 2012, Superstorm Sandy killed nearly 50 people in the state and caused more than $40 billion in damage. New York also received disaster declarations for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center and for the earlier bombing in the complex's garage.
Major disaster declarations since 1953: 68
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency