Special Report

States Most (and Least) Prepared for a Disaster

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40. California (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 25.4% (5th lowest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 4.0 minutes / 30.0 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 93.6% (14th lowest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $13,578 (5th highest)

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40. Hawaii (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 28.0% (11th lowest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 8.5 minutes / 15.5 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 85.5% (5th lowest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $11,352 (16th highest)

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40. New Mexico (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 27.1% (9th lowest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 6.9 minutes / 16.7 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 34.0% (2nd lowest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $11,336 (17th highest)

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40. Louisiana (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 25.8% (6th lowest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 8.7 minutes / 13.8 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 87.8% (8th lowest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $10,144 (25th lowest)

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40. South Dakota (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 36.3% (14th highest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 7.3 minutes / 13.7 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 94.5% (16th lowest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $9,207 (14th lowest)