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  1. Hurricane Readiness in High-Risk AreasCoastal South Carolina Figure 1 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.

  2. Figure 2 Evacuation in a Hurricane Would not evacuate 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 be able to leave your job Would not want to leave pet Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, June 18-July 10, 2007.

  3. Figure 3 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 Do not have 3 week supply of Rx drugs1 Do not know place to take pet2 1Among families who have someone who takes Rx drug on regular basis (66%); 2Among those who have pets (54%). Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, June 18-July 10, 2007.

  4. Figure 4 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.