The States Least Prepared for Natural Disaster

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36. Arizona
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$15,813,534
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.0%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 55.3 (9th lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Flooding, forest fires

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37. Washington
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$16,352,719
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.1%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 40.8 (3rd lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Earthquakes, flooding

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38. Minnesota
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$14,782,695
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.6%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 80.3 (24th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Winter storms

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39. Indiana
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$15,526,792
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: -0.2%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 79.1 (25th highest)
> Most common natural disasters: Tornadoes, flooding

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40. Texas
>All-hazards preparedness funding for FY 2015:
$53,485,837
> Pct. change in hazard preparedness funding FY 2014-FY 2015: 0.3%
> EMTs per 100,000 residents: 67.8 (15th lowest)
> Most common natural disasters: Tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding