Which States Are Least Prepared for Natural Disasters?
The majority of Americans are unprepared or underprepared for a natural disaster, according to a recent poll from MSN.
The poll found that only three in 10 Americans say they have an emergency preparedness kid, 42% say they are not at all prepared for a disaster, and 46% say they’re only prepared a little.
Not all regions have the same preparedness levels, however. In 16 states, 25% or fewer residents say they have an emergency preparedness kit, Business Insider reports. In those same states, almost half the population says they are not at all prepared for a disaster, while more than 50% say they’re a little prepared.
States prone to disasters tend to pay more attention; South Carolina, frequently at risk from hurricanes, was one of the most prepared states.
So which 16 states are least prepared? Check out the chart below.
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