Florida named 'scariest state' by real estate site

By Kaitlyn Shemenski , Associate producer, kshemenski@wjxt.com
Published On: Jul 18 2014 07:12:28 AM EDT

Whether it's the storms, sharks or earthquakes there are many dangers that come with living in the United States.

However, when it comes to which state is the "scariest," the Sunshine State ranks supreme.

Real estate website Estately named Florida the "scariest state" in the country.

The site compiled statistics on 15 of the most common fears, such as: tornadoes, heights and murderers.

Florida ranked first in hurricanes, shark attacks and tornadoes. The Sunshine State also in third for lightning and fifth for spiders.

Georgia, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama rounded out the top 5.

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