The States Least Prepared for Natural Disaster

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Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
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1. Vermont
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$5,102,037
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.3%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 99.0 (13th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Flooding

New York City, Manhattan
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2. New York
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$29,422,240
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.6%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 72.2 (17th lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Winter storms

Kentucky
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3. Kentucky
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$11,366,101
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.1%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 103.3 (8th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Tornadoes, flooding

Maine blizzard
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4. Maine
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$5,784,996
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.3%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 123.3 (4th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Winter storms

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5. North Carolina
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$21,063,010
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.2%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 102.4 (9th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Hurricanes