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Figure 1 High Hurricane Risk Counties Surveyed Among those surveyed… Community damaged by hurricane last year Left home because of hurricane last year Left home because of hurricane in lifetime

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Figure 1

High Hurricane Risk Counties Surveyed

Among those surveyed…

Community damaged by hurricane last year

Left home because of hurricane last year

Left home because of hurricane in lifetime

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, July 5-11, 2006.

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Figure 2

People who would stay/not sure would leaveif told by government officials to evacuate because of major hurricane

Total

20 yr + resident of community

White

Homeowner

Pet owner

Age 65+

Self/family member has chronic illness or disability

Live in mobile home

People in communities damaged by hurricane last year

Low-income

Parents of children under 18

African-American

Hispanic

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, July 5-11, 2006.

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Figure 3

Top reasons for not evacuating the area if there were a major hurricane

Among those who said they would stay in the area or are not sure (33%)

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

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, July 5-11, 2006.

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Concerns about conditions in an evacuation center or shelter

Figure 4

% saying very/somewhat worried

Overall, about conditions and safety

Conditions unsanitary

Exposed to sick people

Not enough clean water

Too crowded

Not able to get medical care

Hard time communicating with family

Not enough food

Threatened by violence

No prescription drugs

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, July 5-11, 2006.

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Figure 5

Preparedness for Hurricanes

Have NOT made these preparations

Family NOT agreed on place to meet

Family NOT agreed on phone # to call

No help lined up for evacuating disabled/chronically ill household member1

Do NOT know place to take pet2

Do NOT have following in home in case of hurricane

At least $300 in cash

3 week supply of Rx drugs3

Water for three days

First-aid kit

1 Among families with chronically ill/disabled household member who will require help (14%); 2Among those who have pets (49%); 3Among families who have someone who takes Rx drug on regular basis (59%)

Harvard School of Public Health Project on the Public and Biological Security, July 5-11, 2006.