The States Least Prepared for Natural Disaster

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11. Illinois
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$25,584,922
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.1%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 93.6 (16th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Winter Storms, tornadoes

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Beaufort County
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12. South Carolina
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$12,922,861
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.8%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 106.2 (7th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Hurricanes

New Hampshire
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13. New Hampshire
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$5,916,845
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.4%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 82.2 (23rd highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Winter storms

Wilmington, Delaware
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14. Delaware
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$5,447,654
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.2%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 156.0 (the highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Hurricanes, flooding

Norfolk, Virginia
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15. Virginia
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$21,345,217
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 1.1%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 58.1 (10th lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Hurricanes