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Figure 1 Hurricane Readiness in High-Risk Areas Counties Surveyed Among those surveyed… Live in community damaged by hurricane last three years Left home because of hurricane last three years

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Figure 1

Hurricane Readiness in High-Risk AreasCounties Surveyed

Among those surveyed…

Live in community damaged by hurricane last three years

Left home because of hurricane last three years

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, June 18-July 10, 2007.


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Figure 2

Evacuation in a Hurricane

Would not evacuate 2007

Would not evacuate 2006*

Top reasons for not evacuating (among those who said they would/might stay in the area)

Home is well-built/will be safe at home

Think roads will be too crowded

Think evacuating would be dangerous

Worried possessions would be stolen/damaged

Would not want to leave pet

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, June 18-July 10, 2007. *Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, July 5-11, 2006.


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Preparedness for Hurricanes

Not enough on hand for family for 3 days

Water

Food

Not enough on hand for family for 7 days

Water

Food

% saying have not made following preparations for hurricanes

Family have not agreed on place to meet

Family have not agreed on phone # to call

Have not lined up the help you need to evacuate1

Do not have 3 week supply of Rx drugs2

Do not know place to take pet3

1Among those who intend to evacuate and require help to do so (13%); 2Among families who have someone who takes Rx drug on regular basis (58%); 3Among those who have pets (53%).

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, June 18-July 10, 2007.


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Knowledge Issues

Do not know if your home is in an evacuation zone

Do not know location of evacuation shelter in your community

Amount of time you think perishable food like meat/milk in your refrigerator remains safe to eat in a power outage (USDA recommends 4 hours)

A few hours

One day

Two days or more

Amount of water you think you should have on hand per person per day(CDC/American Red Cross recommends 1 gallon)

Less than a gallon

One gallon or more

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, June 18-July 10, 2007.


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Problems Experienced in Last Major HurricaneAmong those whose communities had been damaged in a major hurricane in last three years

Had problems getting gas to evacuate

Didn’t have enough money

Suffered from heat exhaustion

Didn’t have enough fresh water

Didn’t have enough food

Didn’t have the prescription drugs or medicine you needed

Had problems caring for disabled/chronically ill/elderly member of household

Had problems because were disabled/chronically ill

Needed medical care & could not get it

Were injured

Threatened by violence

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, June 18-July 10, 2007.


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New Orleans Compared to Other High-Risk Areas

Would not evacuate

Don’t know location of evacuation shelter

Confident would be rescued

Not enough water on hand for family for 3 days

Family have not agreed on place to meet

Family have not agreed on phone # to call

Rate response of government/voluntary agencies to major hurricane in last three years as excellent/good*

*Among those whose communities were damaged by a major storm in last three years, 84% New Orleans, 44% other areas.

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, June 18-July 10, 2007.


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Potential Problems Facing Minorities

Overall, are not prepared for major hurricane

Need help evacuating and do not have help lined up

Not enough non-perishable food on hand for family for 3 days

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, June 18-July 10, 2007.


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