Special Report

States Most (and Least) Prepared for a Disaster

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4. Rhode Island (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 30.7% (19th lowest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 6.4 minutes / 7.8 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 100.0% (the highest – tied)
> State and local gov’t spending: $11,516 (15th highest)

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4. Virginia (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 34.0% (21st highest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 10.5 minutes / 12.4 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 98.6% (24th highest – tied)
> State and local gov’t spending: $9,529 (17th lowest)

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2. Nebraska (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 40.2% (6th highest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 4.9 minutes / 11.2 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 96.8% (20th lowest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $12,075 (11th highest)

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2. Maryland (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 36.3% (13th highest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 0.0 minutes / 0.0 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 100.0% (the highest – tied)
> State and local gov’t spending: $11,210 (19th highest)

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1. Massachusetts
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 32.6% (24th highest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 6.2 minutes / 8.6 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 98.2% (25th lowest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $13,119 (6th highest)