Cities with the Best and Worst Disaster Ratings

Of 75 large and small cities and their suburbs, along with U.S. territories, the areas with the best disaster ratings (defined as having equipped first responders with advanced emergency communications systems in the wake of 9/11):

the Washington, D.C., area
San Diego
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Columbus, Ohio
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Laramie County, Wyo.

The cities with the worst disaster ratings:

Chicago
Cleveland
Baton Rouge, La.
Mandan, N.D.
American Samoa

link to AP report