The First States That Will Go Down In A Collapse. Do You Live In The Red Zone?

The USA is already COLLAPSING with millions of illegal immigrants, weather warfare and drought and famine kicking in. Not to mention ,CHINESE MILITARY and FOREIGN  TERRORISTS streaming across the US border, who are being dispersed throughout the country, until ordered to start their war against US citizens and infrastructure.

If one of the doomsday scenarios preppers fear happens, even if it’s a national event the effects will hit some places sooner, and harder, than others.

Some states will collapse almost immediately, and things there could get very bad, very quickly. Other states will hold up better, and even if they do completely collapse the process will be slower, giving people time to prepare, adapt and survive.

If you want to maximize your chances of making it through a crisis you need to know what states to avoid. Here are the top five:


This one probably won’t surprise anyone. California is famously vulnerable to natural disasters – earthquakes and wildfires are common, and huge parts of the state are vulnerable to tsunamis as well – but that’s only half the problem. California has some other massive vulnerabilities, too.

For a start, it’s densely populated. Compared to the likes of New Jersey or Rhode Island it isn’t that densely populated – it ranks 17th in the nation – but a combination of relatively high density and very high population makes it very vulnerable.

California’s big cities are incredibly reliant on supplies from outside. San Diego and Los Angeles bring in up to 90% of their water from Northern California.

If the infrastructure that carries that water breaks down (and it isn’t in any better shape than the rest of our infrastructure) the cities will collapse into chaos within days; but fortunately, there is an easy way to make water out of thin air.

San Francisco is a lot smaller and has a cooler, wetter climate, but it isn’t in the clear either. Over 85% of the Bay Area’s water comes from the Hetch Hetchy Valley in the Yosemite National Park, 150 miles to the east, and if that stops flowing San Francisco will be just as screwed as the big cities.

California isn’t helped by the fact it’s such an obvious target for attackers.

The First States That Will Go Down In A Collapse. Do You Live In The Red Zone?

Silicon Valley and the San Francisco area is the center of the global tech industry; an EMP attack on California is a quick and easy way to devastate the US economy – but it would also cause a rapid and massive collapse as the bankrupt state’s crumbling infrastructure simply broke under the impact.

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Florida’s politics might be different to California’s, but unfortunately, its vulnerability to collapse is similar.

It also suffers a lot of natural disasters – hurricanes, this time – and it’s also densely populated. In fact, Florida’s people are packed in a lot more densely than California’s, although that’s balanced by the fact there aren’t as many of them.

Like California, Florida is highly urbanized – about 92% of Floridians live in an urban area. That makes them very dependent on outside supplies that probably won’t come in a crisis, and as the old saying goes, civilization is never more than three missed meals from anarchy.

The First States That Will Go Down In A Collapse. Do You Live In The Red Zone?

And if you think that you will just keep your stockpile in your basement, think again, because it is the worst idea. Here is why you should NEVER hide your food supplies in your basement.


You’re probably wondering what Alaska is doing on the list. After all, it’s about as unlike highly urbanized California as you can get.

Alaskans are self-sufficient, many of them hunt and they don’t rely on vulnerable infrastructure for such basic necessities as water.

Unfortunately, Alaska does rely on imports of some other necessities, with gasoline and heating oil being the most important. It also buys in most of its processed food and almost all its manufactured goods.

And, while Alaskans can easily supplement their diet by hunting and fishing, farming is another story.

A harsh climate and short growing season mean the state is nowhere near self-sufficient in grains, fruit and vegetables, and true self-sufficiency is pretty hard to achieve.

The First States That Will Go Down In A Collapse. Do You Live In The Red Zone?

Alaska might not be torn apart by urban riots in the first days of a crisis, but it will still collapse within weeks as food stocks run down and gas disappears.


All the things that count against Alaska also count against Hawaii, and there are a couple of other issues, too.

While Hawaii has more agriculture than Alaska, the biggest crops are sugarcane and pineapples – not exactly staple foods. The climate means it’s a bit more feasible to grow your own food there. This guide can teach you how to make a year-round self-sustaining garden no matter where you live in America.

Hawaii is also heavily urbanized, with almost 92% of the population living in cities. Like California or Florida, as soon as supplies from out of state stop arriving those cities will collapse fast and hard.

The First States That Will Go Down In A Collapse. Do You Live In The Red Zone?

There’s another serious problem with Hawaii, too – it’s an island chain in the middle of the Pacific. At least if you’re in Alaska when the collapse comes you can get to Canada. If you’re in Hawaii, plan on being there for a long, long time.

New York

If the power goes off and supplies of food and water stop coming, the Big Apple will rot in a hurry.

The state of New York contains the USA’s most populous city, over eight million people with basically no ability to be self-sufficient.

While New York does have some agriculture, including a lot of basic foods – the state is the largest cabbage producer in the country, for example – in a crisis not much of that food is going to make it into the city, so you can expect hungry mobs to fan out into the rural parts of the state looking for food.

Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of land to become completely self-sufficient. In fact, 1/4 acre is enough, if you follow this comprehensive guide.

New York

Along with the city’s already high crime levels, the collapse of New York is going to be fast and brutal.

The Alternatives

If you live in one of these collapse-prone states, the best advice is to be ready to bug out as fast and as far as you can.

The ideal solution is to move to a more rural state where any collapse will be slower and less violent, giving you time to adjust to the new normal.

The Great Plains states are a good choice – large, sparsely populated and heavily agricultural.

It’s easy to be self-sufficient there, and you’re a long way from the chaos that will erupt when America’s helpless cities start to starve.

This article was originally published by Fergus Mason on

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8 Replies to “The First States That Will Go Down In A Collapse. Do You Live In The Red Zone?

  1. Yeah, move to Tornado Alley, enjoy those long below zero winters, the dust bowls, the black ice storms, the joggers down the street, and all of the new immigrants at the packing plants and on farms, the fentanyl and the meth. Sure. I think I’ll stay right here in the boiling SOCAL low desert where the few of us are tough enough to live well here. Mts full of deer, wild turkeys, wild grapes are within a day’s hike and if worst comes to worst there are agave roots to roast in small underground fire pits. But back in Ol’ Wyo, we could grow a 1/2″ radish during the growing season, a 3″ carrot and maybe a 4″ ear of corn if we were lucky. Luckily there is a lot of wild meat there.

  2. The article assumes people living in these places will be able to “bugout”. They will not. They will not be able to drive out, fly out or walk out of their cities.. They will be trapped. The writer assumes that if they do get out, other more rural areas will receive them… not going to happen. Rural/outskirts dwellers will be immediately sealing off roads, highways and blocking all access with deadly force. Including airports. No way are they going to be allowed in. The Chicom scum are as numerous as rats in California, NY, and Seattle. Those states need to deal with that.

  3. Regarding California, outside of the coastal plains, the people living there will fare much better becuse there’s other water sources, a signifigant number are more self reliant, and there are more resources available. Will it be hard going? Yes it will, the worst time anyone living there has ever lived through, but it is doable.

  4. We used to live in Florida which is mostly retirees and/or wealthy people and only service type jobs with low pay, and no trade unions. It is packed with people and during hurricanes the roads are jammed with cars driving out of the state. We moved during the Reagan era and husband got a good civil service job at an army base. Wouldn’t recommend people moving there especially to the peninsula part of Florida with people packed in like sardines. The panhandle has good soil tho’ for growing veggies and fast evacuation routes during hurricanes.

  5. Oahu in Hawaii is the island where the most death will occur asap. 90% of the population lives there. The much smaller cities on the other island will go extinct a little latter. Prepared folks on those other islands will survive and prosper in and island paradise there after

  6. Regarding NY, most people think of NYC however NY is at least 95% rural. There are plenty of non cities areas to take refuge in.

    1. Depends on your definition of rural I guess. Very little TRUE rural country east of the Mississippi. (I am in a piece of what little true rural country there is east of the Mississipp.)

    2. NY has very interesting geography. It’s a mighty long ways from Montauk to Buffalo or the Plattsburgh area. The amazing Niagara River, so much fresh water coming over the horizon everywhere. CA is similar in that much of it is totally empty and if the system broke down, there are myriad good spots for people to survive at all over CA. Many of them are being inadvertently ‘preserved’ for future human use by local, state and fed gubmints that keep people from being able to use them now. “No, you can’t do that” ought to be the state’s motto.

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