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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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 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.

  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.

  5. Figure 5 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.

  6. Figure 6 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.

  7. Figure 7 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.