The States Least Prepared for Natural Disaster

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16. Massachusetts
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$17,359,749
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.7%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 85.7 (22nd highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Hurricanes, winter storms

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17. Louisiana
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$12,036,695
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.3%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 60.6 (12th lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Hurricanes, flooding

North Dakota Oil Rig
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18. North Dakota
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$5,081,188
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.4%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 142.0 (2nd highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Flooding, winter storms

Goleta, California
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19. California
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$65,755,119
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.1%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 43.1 (4th lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Earthquakes, wildfires

Birmingham, Alabama
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20. Alabama
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$12,127,751
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.4%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 74.4 (18th lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Hurricanes, flooding