The States Least Prepared for Natural Disaster

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St. Louis, Missouri
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26. Missouri
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$14,652,835
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.5%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 101.3 (11th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Tornadoes, flooding

Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee
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27. Tennessee
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$15,313,207
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.2%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 102.1 (10th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Tornadoes, flooding

Wichita, Kansas
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28. Kansas
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$8,813,560
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.4%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 94.4 (15th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Tornadoes, flooding

West Virginia Bridge
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29. West Virginia
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$6,708,426
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.5%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 127.5 (3rd highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Winter storms

Downtown Dubuque, Iowa
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30. Iowa
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$8,869,886
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.0%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 76.9 (23rd lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Tornadoes, flooding