New Research Shows that the Majority of States Are Under-Budgeting for Emergency Response

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Which states will need the most immediate attention when a natural disaster strikes? New research found at (June 11, 2014) reveals the resilience of all 50 states based on the likelihood of a natural disaster compared to each state's level of preparedness.

Ironically, the four least resilient states—Texas, California, Florida and New York—are also the four most populated states.

Tumultuous weather is thrashing the United States on all sides, which means there is potential in every state for a natural disaster. While some states carry higher risk than others, most states are severely underprepared.

How does each state measure up? Which states will need the most immediate attention? How much food storage do residents in each state need to have before they can expect government aid? has the answers.

By looking at each state’s disaster budget per capita and comparing that to each state’s historical disaster frequency, has determined the most and least resilient states in the event of a natural disaster. The information was then organized into a Disaster Preparedness info-graphic that contained the following:

1. The most likely disaster type each state may face
2. The level of preparedness and resilience each state has to respond to such a disaster

Based on these two figures, ranked each state’s overall resilience in case of a natural disaster. In most every case, and especially in high risk areas, states have under-budgeted emergency response for these natural disasters.

While every state faces threat of at least one kind of disaster, most states face the threat of multiple natural disasters, such as earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes and more. These factors and the severity of each disaster went into factoring the risk score. The risk score and preparedness ratings, which is based on the individual natural disaster budget, determined each state’s overall resilience rating.

Ironically, the four least resilient states—Texas, California, Florida and New York—are also the four most populated states. This evidence suggests that the greatest potential for disaster resides in these populated and under-budgeted states.

Knowing this, it’s crucial to not be dependent on state resources, and instead to create an independent emergency plan. Keeping an emergency store of medical supplies and emergency food will affect families and communities for the better in these low-resilience disaster areas.

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