The States Least Prepared for Natural Disaster

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Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
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21. South Dakota
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$5,005,958
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.8%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 100.8 (12th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Flooding, winter storms

Hartford, Connecticut
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22. Connecticut
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$10,192,053
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.5%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 89.0 (21st highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Winter storms, hurricanes

Newark at night, New Jersey
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23. New Jersey
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$21,428,540
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.3%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 89.1 (20th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Hurricanes, winter storms

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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24. Arkansas
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$8,641,726
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.2%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 74.8 (19th lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Flooding, tornadoes

Rhode Island
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25. Rhode Island
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$5,472,107
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.1%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 75.8 (20th lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Hurricanes, winter storms