Severe Weather and Earthquake Risks in Missouri

Different regions of Missouri have significant risk for earthquakes, tornadoes and floods. 

Earthquake

Missouri, along with six other states, has significant risk of loss due to the New Madrid Seismic Zone and the Wabash Fault. In 1811 and 1812, a severe earthquake occurred near New Madrid, in Missouri's bootheel. 

Tornado

Missouri, along with Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, is prone to occasional tornadoes which can cause extensive damage in a small area.

Flood

Missouri, along with many other states in the Mississippi Valley and along the Missouri River and its tributaries, can suffer peroidic extensive flooding.