We have seen this attitude prevail in recent years in OK and in TX.
See the article titled The Troubled Relationship Between Texas and FEMA. Texans don’t trust the federal government. But the state relies on federal disaster funds more than any other.
The source of the information about state requests for federal funds after a disaster is this report from the Center for American Progress; see States of Denial – States with the most federal disaster Aid Sent Climate Science Deniers to Congress.