online survey of 2,252 adults 18 and older performed by Harris Interactive for
the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes from February 15-19, 2013 asked homeowners
about their hurricane- and severe weather-preparedness, as well as their
experience with past weather events.
Even Americans who survived events such as Superstorm Sandy are not planning to
make all the preparations they should.
While Americans who experienced an extreme weather event last year are more
likely to expect another event in the future, most are not planning to take many
of the precautions experts recommend.
of those affected do not have plans to buy flood insurance
of those affected do not plan to install hurricane shutters or emergency plywood
of those affected do not plan to strengthen their roof to withstand hurricanes
by installing hurricane straps/clips, a secondary water barrier or high-wind