Of the total population of approximately 11.6 million in Ohio, over 2.5 million people live in coastal portions of the state.
Coastal Ohio employs over 1.2 million people annually, earning a total of $62 billion. This equates to almost $159 billion in gross domestic product.
Two billion-dollar weather disasters affected Ohio in 2018—and a total of 21 affected the state between 2010 and 2018. The most common of these disasters was severe storms, including high wind damage from tornadoes.*