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					                        Harvard School of Public Health
                  Project on the Public and Biological Security




             HURRICANE READINESS IN HIGH-RISK AREAS




                               May 27 – June 23, 2008

     N=5,055 adults in coastal counties (within 20 miles of the coastline)
           of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,
                North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas




Research Team:
      Robert J. Blendon, Harvard School of Public Health, Project Director
      Tami Buhr, Harvard School of Public Health
      John M. Benson, Harvard School of Public Health
      Kathleen J. Weldon, Harvard School of Public Health
      Melissa J. Herrmann, ICR/International Communications Research

Contact:
      Robert J. Blendon, 617-432-4502
                                      Hurricane Readiness in High-Risk Areas
                                              Overall Survey Results

           The study was conducted for Harvard School of Public Health via telephone by ICR, an
      independent research company. Interviews were conducted from May 27 to June 23, 2008 among
       a representative sample of 5,055 respondents age 18 and older in the states of Texas, Louisiana,
        Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Interviewing was
       conducted in all counties within twenty miles of the coastline for each of these states. The margin
                     of error for total respondents is +/-2.82% at the 95% confidence level.


        1.       How worried are you that a major hurricane will hit your community during the next 6 months?

                                      WORRIED                          NOT WORRIED                   Don’t
                                NET   Very  Somewhat             NET    Not too Not at all           know      Refused
Total 6/23/08                    46    13      33                 53      31       22                  1          *

        2.       Overall, how prepared are you if a major hurricane were to strike your community during the
                 next 6 months?

                                      PREPARED                       NOT PREPARED                    Don’t
                                NET    Very  Somewhat            NET   Not too Not at all            know      Refused
Total 6/23/08                    76     31      45                23     13       10                   *          *

        3.       I’m going to read you a list of things some people have in their homes that could be used in case
                  of a hurricane emergency. For each one, please tell me if that is something you currently have
                  or do not have.

                                                                                                     Don’t     Refuse
Total 6/23/08                                                                   Yes        No        know        d
A battery operated radio that you know works                                     80        19          1         *
A flashlight that you know works                                                 95         5          *         *
A first aid kit                                                                  79        21          *         *
Extra batteries                                                                  86        14          *         *
A cell phone                                                                     91         8          --        *
At least $300 in cash to take with you if you had to leave your home             58        40          1         1
Water purifying supplies such as chlorine or iodine tablets                      37        62          *         *
A generator                                                                      30        70          *         *

        (Asked of total with a generator; n = 1808)
        4.   Have you heard or read about the dangers from carbon monoxide due to running your generator
             in an area that isn’t properly ventilated?

                                              Yes                No        Don’t know           Refused
                Total 6/23/08                 94                  6             1                  --




                                                           -2-
        Q3h/Q4 Combination Table

                                         HAVE GENERATOR
                                         Heard about   Not heard             Do not have         Don’t
                                NET       dangers    about dangers            generator          Know          Refused
   Total 6/23/08                 30          28            2                     70                *              *

           5.       If grocery stores in your community were closed due to a major hurricane and you had lost
                     electricity, for how many days could you feed your family on the non-perishable food you
                     currently have in your home?

                                                                          14-20                        Don’t
                              0-2 days       3-6 days     7-13 days        days        21+ days        know         Refused
Total 6/23/08                     8             34           31             13            11             3             *

           6.       How many days of clean water do you think you would have on hand if the running water in
                    your home was cut off by a major hurricane?

                                                                          14-20                        Don’t
                              0-2 days       3-6 days     7-13 days        days        21+ days        know         Refused
Total 6/23/08                    21             29           25             9             10             6             *

           7.       How much water do you think you should have on hand for each member of your family? About
                    a quart of water per day, about a half-gallon of water per day, about a gallon of water per day,
                    or about two gallons of water per day?

                                  About a        About a        About a        About two
                                 quart per      half-gallon    gallon per      gallons per        Don’t
                                   day           per day           day             day            know         Refused
    Total 6/23/08                    5               14             50              28              2             *

           8.       If there were a power outage, how long do you think the perishable food in your refrigerator like
                    milk and meat would remain safe to eat? A few hours, one day, two days, or three days or
                    more?

                                                                                    Three days      Don’t
                                A few hours         One day         Two days         or more        know        Refused
    Total 6/23/08                   15                38               26               18            2            *

           9.       Do you or does anyone else in your household take prescription drugs on a regular or ongoing
                    basis, or not?

                                                 Yes, on a           No, not on a
                                                regular or            regular or        Don’t
                                              ongoing basis         ongoing basis       know        Refused
                Total 6/23/08                       61                    39              *            *




                                                              -3-
   (Asked of total who take Rx drugs on a regular basis ; n = 3508)
   10. In the event of a major hurricane, do you and other household members have at least an extra
        three week supply of the prescription drugs you take regularly, or not?

                                        Yes               No         Don’t know         Refused
         Total 6/23/08                  66                32              2                *

Q9/Q10 Combination Table

                               TAKE Rx DRUGS REGULARLY
                                               Do not have
                                     Have 3      3 week                   Do not        Don’t
                               NET week supply   supply                  take Rx        know      Refused
Total 6/23/08                   61      40          19                      39            *          *

   11.     If government officials said that you had to evacuate the area because there was going to be a
            major hurricane in the next few days, would you leave the area or would you stay?

                               I would leave       I would                      Don’t
                                  the area           stay       Depends         know         Refused
    Total 6/23/08                    66               27           5              2             *

   11a. Are you more likely to follow evacuation orders after witnessing the effects of Hurricanes
        Katrina and Rita?

                                       Yes                No        Don’t know          Refused
         Total 6/23/08                 73                 24             3                 *

   11b. If a major hurricane were to hit your community, do you think you would be safer staying in your
        home or evacuating?

                                                        Safe
                               Safer in home         evacuating       Don’t know         Refused
      Total 6/23/08                  30                  62                7                *

   12.     If you had to evacuate the area where you live because of a major hurricane, would you need
           help to do so?

                                       Yes                No        Don’t know          Refused
         Total 6/23/08                 18                 80             2                 *

   (Asked of total who would/might evacuate and would need help to do so; n = 816)
   13. Do you have that help lined up?

                                       Yes                No        Don’t know          Refused
         Total 6/23/08                 50                 49             1                 --

Q12/Q13 Combination Table

                         WOULD NEED HELP TO                    Would not      Don’t know        Refused

                                                    -4-
                                    EVACUATE                     need help
                                Have help Do not have to evacuate
                         NET      lined up     help lined up
   Total 6/23/08          18          9               9              80               2             *
         (Asked of total who would/might evacuate ; n = 3740)
         14. If you had to evacuate the area where you live because of a major hurricane, where would you
                go?

                         Stay with                        Go to an
                        friends or                       evacuation                         Don’t
                          family         Go to a        center run by    Sleep in           know
                       members in        hotel or      the Red Cross      a car or        where you
                       another area       motel        or government     outdoors         would go       Refused
  Total 6/23/08             60              16               11              2               10             1

      Q11/Q14 Combination Table

                                           WOULD/MIGHT LEAVE AREA
                               Stay with     Go to a  Go to evacuation Sleep in a                 Don’t      Would
                            friends/family   hotel or center run by the  car or                   know       stay in
                   NET     in another area    motel   Red Cross/ gov’t outdoors                   where       area
Total 6/23/08       73            44            12            8            1                        7          27

         (Asked of total who would/might evacuate ; n = 3740)
         15. If you had to evacuate because of a major hurricane, how far away would you go?

                         Less
                        than 10       10 to 50      50 to 100    100 to       More than       Don’t
                         miles         miles          miles     200 miles     200 miles       know       Refused
   Total 6/23/08           8             11             16         21            36             9           *

      Q11/Q15 Combination Table

                                            WOULD/MIGHT LEAVE AREA                                            Would
                            Less than        10 to 50 50 to 100 100 to 200                     More than      stay in
                   NET      10 miles          miles     miles     miles                        200 miles       area
Total 6/23/08       73          6                8        12        15                            26            27

         (Asked of total who would/might evacuate ; n = 3740)
         16. If you had to evacuate, how would you get to where you are going?

                                                                                            Don’t know
                                                                                             how you
                         Go in your         In a          Use public          Walk or         would       Refuse
                            car         friend’s car    transportation      ride a bike      evacuate       d
   Total 6/23/08             89              4                2                  1              3           1

      Q11/Q16 Combination Table

                                            WOULD/MIGHT LEAVE AREA                                            Would

                                                         -5-
                                    In a                                   Don’t know     stay in
                       Go in     friend’s     Use public   Walk or ride   how you would    area
                NET   your car       car    transportation   a bike         evacuate
Total 6/23/08    73      65           3           2             *               2           27




                                             -6-
      (Asked of total who would/might evacuate ; n = 3740)
      17. If you had to evacuate because of a major hurricane, when would you return home? Would
           you…

                                  Return to your
                                 home as soon as           Wait until
                                 the hurricane is      officials say it’s        Don’t
                                      over             safe to go back           know      Refused
           Total 6/23/08                20                     77                  2          *

   Q11/Q17 Combination Table

                                       WOULD/MIGHT LEAVE AREA
                                          Return to your
                                         home as soon as      Wait until                  Would
                                         the hurricane is officials say it’s              stay in
                                   NET        over        safe t o go back                 area
             Total 6/23/08          73          15                56                        27

      (Asked of total who would/might stay in area if there were an evacuation; n = 1584)
      18. I’m going to read a list of reasons some people might have for not evacuating the area where
           they live if there were a major hurricane. For each one, please tell me if it is a reason why you
           would not/might not evacuate.

                                                                                             Don’t      Refuse
Total 6/23/08                                                           Yes          No      know         d
You don’t know where to go                                              19           80        1          *
You don’t have a car or know anyone who could give you a ride           12           87        1          *
You have medical or physical problems that would make it difficult      13           86        1          *
to leave
You have to take care of someone who would be physically unable             17       83         *          *
to leave
You would be worried your possessions would be stolen or                    33       66         1          *
damaged if you left
You would not want to leave your pet                                        25       74         1          *
You would not be able to afford to leave                                    22       77         1          *
You would not be able to leave your job                                     16       82         2          *
You think your home is well-built and you will be safe at home.             71       26         3          *
You think evacuating would be dangerous                                     43       52         5          --
You think the roads would be too crowded to leave                           63       33         3          *




                                                      -7-
     Q11/Q18 Combination Table

                                                                                           Total
                                                                                          6/23/08
                  Would/might stay in area if there were an evacuation (NET)                 33
                    Don’t know where to go                                                   6
                    Don’t have a car or know anyone who could give you a ride                4
                    Have medical/physical problems that would make it difficult              4
                    to leave
                    Have to take care of someone who would be physically                     5
                    unable to leave
                    Worried possessions would be stolen or damaged if you left               11
                    Would not want to leave pet                                              8
                    Would not be able to afford to leave                                     7
                    Would not be able to leave job                                           5
                    Home is well built and will be safe there                                23
                    Think evacuating would be dangerous                                      14
                    Think roads would be too crowded to leave                                21
                  Would leave area if there were an evacuation                               66
                  Don’t Know                                                                 2
                  Refused                                                                    *

        19.     If a major hurricane were to hit your community and for whatever reason you did not leave your
                 home, how confident are you that you would be rescued if you needed to be?

                               CONFIDENT                            NOT CONFIDENT                   Don’t
                           NET  Very  Somewhat                  NET   Not too Not at all            know        Refused
Total 6/23/08               68   29      39                      27     15       12                   4            *

        36.     I’m going to read a list of problems people sometimes have during and after a hurricane. If a
                major hurricane were to hit your community, please tell me how worried you would be about
                each one.

        a.    You wouldn’t have enough fresh water to drink (Total asked; n = 2532)
                                 WORRIED                         NOT WORRIED                        Don’t
                        NET       Very     Somewhat        NET      Not too    Not at all           know        Refused
Total 6/23/08             56       29          27            43       19          24                  *            *

        b.    You wouldn’t have enough food to eat (Total asked; n = 2523)
                                 WORRIED                        NOT WORRIED                         Don’t
                        NET       Very     Somewhat        NET     Not too Not at all               know        Refused
Total 6/23/08            47        22           25          52       23       29                      1            *

        c.    You wouldn’t have the prescription drugs or medicines that you needed (Total asked; n =
              2523)
                                 WORRIED                          NOT WORRIED                 Don’t
                        NET       Very       Somewhat      NET       Not too     Not at all   know Refused
Total 6/23/08            39         23           16          60          19          41         1     *



                                                          -8-
        d.    You would be threatened by violence (Total asked; n = 2532)
                                 WORRIED                        NOT WORRIED                    Don’t
                        NET       Very      Somewhat       NET     Not too Not at all          know      Refused
Total 6/23/08            44         23          22          55       23       31                 1          *

        e.    You would need medical care and wouldn’t be able to get it (Total asked; n = 2532)
                                WORRIED                          NOT WORRIED                 Don’t
                        NET      Very      Somewhat       NET      Not too       Not at all  know        Refused
Total 6/23/08            59       30           29          40           16          24         1            *

        f.    You would have problems getting gas to evacuate (Total asked; n = 2523)
                                WORRIED                         NOT WORRIED                    Don’t
                        NET       Very      Somewhat      NET      Not too    Not at all       know      Refused
Total 6/23/08            69        39           30          30        12          18             1          *

        g.    You would have other problems evacuating (Total asked; n = 2523)
                                 WORRIED                        NOT WORRIED                    Don’t
                        NET       Very     Somewhat      NET      Not too    Not at all        know      Refused
Total 6/23/08            50         19         31          49        22         27               1          *

        h.    You wouldn’t have enough cash on hand to deal with problems you might have (Total asked; n
              = 2532)
                                 WORRIED                         NOT WORRIED                Don’t
                        NET       Very     Somewhat       NET      Not too     Not at all   know Refused
Total 6/23/08            47        23          24           51         19         32          2          *

        i.    You would have problems because you are disabled or chronically ill (Total asked; n = 2532)
                                WORRIED                         NOT WORRIED                   Don’t
                        NET       Very    Somewhat       NET       Not too        Not at all  know Refused
Total 6/23/08            33        20          14          66         15             51          *        *

        j.    You would have problems caring for a disabled, chronically ill or elderly member of your
              household (Total asked; n =2532)
                                 WORRIED                          NOT WORRIED                    Don’t
                         NET      Very     Somewhat        NET       Not too        Not at all   know    Refused
Total 6/23/08             32       19           13           65          12             53          2       *

        k.    You would suffer from heat exhaustion due to power failure (Total asked; n = 2523)
                                  WORRIED                        NOT WORRIED                 Don’t
                        NET       Very      Somewhat       NET      Not too      Not at all  know        Refused
Total 6/23/08             47        26          21           52         25          28         1            *

        l.    You would be injured as a result of the storm (Total asked; n = 2523)
                                  WORRIED                          NOT WORRIED                 Don’t
                        NET        Very       Somewhat       NET      Not too   Not at all     know      Refused
Total 6/23/08            52         22             29         47        26          21           1          *

        m.    It would be very expensive if you had to leave your home (Total asked; n = 2523)
                                  WORRIED                          NOT WORRIED               Don’t       Refused

                                                       -9-
                NET   Very   Somewhat     NET   Not too   Not at all   know
Total 6/23/08    54    27       27         45     20         25          2    *




                                   -10-
  20.    Do you or any other household members have any pets in your home, such as dogs, cats, birds
         and the like?

                                       Yes, have       No, do not          Don’t
                                         pets          have pets           know       Refused
           Total 6/23/08                  52               48                *           *

  (Asked of total who have pets; n = 2729)
  21. If you had to evacuate because of a hurricane, do you have a place you can go where you can
       take your pet, or not?

                                                    No, do not have a
                          Yes, have a place to     place to go and take            Don’t
                            go and take pet                 pet                    know         Refused
  Total 6/23/08                   73                         27                      --            *

Q20/Q21 Combination Table

                                         HAVE PETS
                                    Have a place Do not have a
                                    to take pets  place to take            Do not
                                      in case of pets in case of            have       Don’t
                            NET      evacuation    evacuation               pets       know          Refused
 Total 6/23/08               52           38           14                    48          *              *

  22.    Has your family agreed on a phone number outside the region that all members of your
         immediate family could call in the event of a hurricane if you are unable to communicate, or
         haven’t you done that?

                                Yes, family has agreed            No,
                                 on a phone number              haven’t     Don’t
                                 outside the region            done that    know           Refused
          Total 6/23/08                   51                      48          1               *

  23.    Has your family agreed on a place you could meet after a hurricane is over if you got separated
         and could not go back home, or haven’t you done that?

                              Yes, family has agreed       No, haven’t        Don’t
                               on a place to meet           done that         know          Refused
        Total 6/23/08                   35                      64              1              1

  24.    Do you know the location of an evacuation center in your community where you could go if you
         had to?

                                      Yes                 No         Don’t know            Refused
        Total 6/23/08                 50                  49              1                   *

  (Asked of total who know the location of an evacuation center; n = 2807)
  25. Do you know if this evacuation center is considered strong enough to withstand a hurricane
       rated category 3 or higher?

                                                   -11-
                Yes          No   Don’t know   Refused
Total 6/23/08    62          15       23          *




                      -12-
     Q24/Q25 Combination Table

                                       KNOW THE LOCATION OF
                                        EVACUATION CENTER
                                             Know     Do not know if              Do not
                                          evacuation    evacuation               know the       Refused
                                         center could  center could             location of    location of
                                          withstand a   withstand a             evacuation     evacuation
                                   NET    Category 3    Category 3                center         center
         Total 6/23/08              50        31             8                      50              *

        26.     If you had to go to an evacuation shelter because of a hurricane, how worried would you be
                 about the conditions and your safety?

                                    WORRIED                          NOT WORRIED                 Don’t
                           NET      Very  Somewhat             NET    Not too Not at all         know        Refused
Total 6/23/08               60       26      35                 37      20       17                2            1

        28.     Thinking back over the past five years was the community in which you are CURRENTLY
                living threatened or hit by a major hurricane, or not?

                                         Yes, community            No,
                                         was threatened        community
                                         or hit by major         was not       Don’t
                                            hurricane          threatened      know        Refused
                Total 6/23/08                   58                 40            2            *




                                                        -13-
(Asked of total whose community was threatened/hit by a major hurricane in last 5 years; n =
 2978)
28a. What was the name of this hurricane?

                                                 Total 6/23/08
           2003
              Claudette                                *
              Isabel                                   1
           2004
              Alex                                     *
              Charley                                 14
              Frances                                  4
              Gaston                                   *
              Ivan                                     4
              Jeanne                                   2
           2005
              Cindy                                    *
              Dennis                                   *
              Katrina                                 20
              Ophelia                                  *
              Rita                                    13
              Wilma                                   17
           2007
              Dean                                     *
           Other Hurricanes
              Alicia                                   *
              Allen                                    *
              Andrew                                   1
              Bertha                                   *
              Bonnie                                   *
              Floyd                                    1
              Fran                                     *
              Fredrick                                 *
              Hazel                                    *
              Hugo                                     *
              Lilly                                    *
              2000 Don’t Remember Name                 *
              2003 Don’t Remember Name                 *
              2004 Don’t Remember Name                 1
              2005 Don’t Remember Name                 *
              Misc. Other Named Hurricanes             1
              Misc. Other Years Don’t                  *
              Remember Name
              Other                                   --
           Don’t Know/Don’t Recall                    18
           Refused                                     *




                                          -14-
Q28/Q28a Combination Table

                                                             New Orleans
                                                               6/23/08
           Community was threatened/hit by major hurricane        58
              2003
                    Claudette                                     *
                    Isabel                                        1
              2004
                    Alex                                          *
                    Charley                                       8
                    Frances                                       2
                    Gaston                                        *
                    Ivan                                          2
                    Jeanne                                        1
              2005
                    Cindy                                         *
                    Dennis                                        *
                    Katrina                                      12
                    Ophelia                                       *
                    Rita                                          7
                    Wilma                                        10
              2007
                    Dean                                          *
              Other Hurricanes
                    Alicia                                        *
                    Allen                                         *
                    Andrew                                        1
                    Bertha                                        *
                    Bonnie                                        *
                    Floyd                                         *
                    Fran                                          *
                    Fredrick                                      *
                    Hazel                                         *
                    Hugo                                          *
                    Lilly                                         *
                    2000 Don’t Remember Name                      *
                    2003 Don’t Remember Name                      *
                    2004 Don’t Remember Name                      *
                    2005 Don’t Remember Name                      *
                    Misc. Other Named Hurricanes                  1
                    Misc. Other Years Don’t Remember              *
                    Name
                    Don’t know/don’t recall name                 11
           Other                                                 --
           Community was not threatened                          40
           Don’t Know                                             2
           Refused                                                *


                                             -15-
       (Asked of total whose community was threate ned/hit by a major hurricane in last 5 years; n =
        2978)
       28b. Were you living in this community at the time of this hurricane or were you living somewhere
             else?

                                                      Living
                                    Living in       somewhere
                                   community           else           Don’t know       Refused
           Total 6/23/08               90               10                *               *

    Q28/Q28b Combination Table

                         COMMUNITY THREATENED / HIT BY A                Community has
                         MAJOR HURRICANE IN LAST 5 YEARS                   not been
                                                                        threatened / hit
                             Lived in community         Lived             by a major        Don’t    Refuse
                    NET      at time of hurricane   somewhere else         hurricane        know       d
Total 6/23/08        58               52                  6                    40             2        *

       (Asked of total whose community was threatened/hit by a major hurricane in last 5 years and
        was living in that community at the time; n = 2666)
       30. Was your community damaged by this hurricane, or not?

                               Yes, my community      No, my community         Don’t
                                 was damaged          was not damaged          know        Refused
         Total 6/23/08                 74                     25                 *            --

    Q28/Q28b/Q30 Combination Table

                           COMMUNITY THREATENED / HIT BY A
                                                                            Community
                           MAJOR HURRICANE IN LAST 5 YEARS
                                                                               has not
                              LIVED IN COMMUNITY AT                             been
                                 TIME OF HURRICANE                Lived     threatened /
                                   Community Community            some-        hit by a
                                      was      was not            where         major       Don’t    Refuse
                    NET      NET    damaged   damaged              else       hurricane     know       d
Total 6/23/08        58       52       39        13                  6            40          2        *

       (Asked of total whose community was threatened/hit by a major hurricane in last 5 years and
        was living in that community at the time; n = 2666)
       30a. Was your home seriously damaged by this hurricane, or not?

                                                    No, my home was
                             Yes, my home was         not seriously          Don’t
                             seriously damaged          damaged              know          Refused
         Total 6/23/08               22                    78                  1              --




                                                    -16-
Q28/Q28b/Q30a Combination Table

                                                                          Total 6/23/08
        Community threatened / hit by a major hurricane in last 5 years        58
        (NET)
          Lived in community at time                                           52
                 Home was seriously damaged                                    11
                 Home was not seriously damaged                                40
          Lived somewhere else                                                 6
        Community has not been threatened / hit by a major hurricane           40
        Don’t know                                                             2
        Refused                                                                *

  (Asked of total whose community was threatened/hit by a major hurricane in last 5 years and
   was living in that community at the time; n = 2666)
  31. Was there major flooding associated with this hurricane in your community or not?

                                    Yes             No           Don’t know       Refused
          Total 6/23/08              29             70               1               --

  Q28/Q28b/Q31 Combination Table

                                                                               Total
                                                                              6/23/08
           Community threatened / hit by a major hurricane in last 5             58
           years (NET)
              Lived in community at time                                          52
                     Major flooding                                               15
                     No major flooding                                            36
              Lived somewhere else                                                6
           Community has not been threatened / hit by a major                     40
           hurricane
           Don’t Know                                                             2
           Refused                                                                *

  (Asked of total whose community was threatened/hit by a major hurricane in last 5 years and
   was living in that community at the time; n =2666)
  32. Because of this hurricane, did you leave your home where you lived, or did you stay in your
        home?

                              Left my home           Stayed in my         Don’t
                              where I lived             home              know         Refused
     Total 6/23/08                  39                    60                1             --




                                                 -17-
   Q28/Q28b/Q32 Combination Table

                                                                                Total
                                                                               6/23/08
            Community threatened / hit by a major hurricane in last 5             58
            years (NET)
               Lived in community at time                                         52
                      Left home                                                   20
                      Stayed in home                                              31
               Lived somewhere else                                               6
            Community has not been threatened / hit by a major                    40
            hurricane
            Don’t Know                                                             2
            Refused                                                                *

   (Asked of total whose community was threatened/hit by a major hurricane in last 5 years and
    left home where lived; n = 1319)
   33. When you left your home, do you happen to remember if you brought each of the following
          documents with you?

   A.     Proof of health insurance
                                       Yes                No        Don’t know     Refused
            Total 6/23/08               76                22            1             *

   33aa. Was that because you didn’t have health insurance, or because you didn’t think to bring proof of
         health insurance with you?

   Q33A/Q33aa Combination Table

                                           DID NOT BRING PROOF OF
                     Brought proof           HEALTH INSURANCE
                        of health               No health Didn’t think to              Don’t
                       insurance        NET     insurance  bring proof                 know     Refused
Total 6/23/08               76           22         9           12                       1         *

   B.     Proof of prescription drugs you and your family were taking

                                       Yes                No        Don’t know     Refused
            Total 6/23/08               56                43            2             *

   33bb. Was that because no one in your family was taking prescription drugs, or because you didn’t
         think to bring proof of the prescription drugs with you?

   Q33B/Q33bb Combination Table

                       Brought            DID NOT BRING PROOF OF
                       proof of             PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
                     prescription            No one taking Didn’t think to             Don’t
                        drugs         NET      Rx drugs     bring proof                know     Refused
Total 6/23/08             56           43         29             12                      2         *

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    C.     Proof of homeowner’s or renter’s insurance

                                           Yes                No        Don’t know     Refused
                Total 6/23/08               54                42            4             *

    33cc. Was that because you didn’t have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, or because you didn’t
          think to bring proof of it with you?

    Q33C/Q33cc Combination Table

                                            DID NOT BRING PROOF OF
                          Brought          HOMEOWNER’S OR RENTER’S
                          proof of                  INSURANCE
                       homeowner’             No homeowner’s
                       s or renter’s            or renter’s  Didn’t think to               Don’t
                         insurance      NET      insurance    bring proof                  know    Refused
Total 6/23/08                54          42          15            26                        4        *

    (Asked of total whose community was threatened/hit by a major hurricane in last 5 years and
     left home where lived; n = 1319)
    34.     If you had needed your Social Security number while you were away from your home, would
           you have been able to provide it?

                                                       Do Not Have a Social          Don’t
                                 Yes        No           Security Number             know      Refused
      Total 6/23/08               96         3                   --                    1          *

 Q28/Q28b/Q32/Q34

                                                                                  Total
                                                                                 6/23/08
                Community threatened / hit by a major hurricane in last 5           58
                years (NET)
                   Lived in community at time                                         52
                          Left home                                                   20
                               Been able to provide SS#                               20
                               Not been able to provide SS#                           1
                          Stayed in home                                              31
                   Lived somewhere else                                               6
                Community has not been threatened / hit by a major                    40
                hurricane
                Don’t Know                                                            2
                Refused                                                               *

    35.    Compared to past years, do you think that your community is more prepared for a major
           hurricane, less prepared, or is its preparation about the same?

                                                              Preparation
                                  More          Less           about the
                                prepared      prepared           same     Don’t know         Refused

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Total 6/23/08   49   5          41   6   *




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        37.     Thinking about where your home is located, how likely is your home to be flooded or damaged
                due to wind in a major hurricane? (READ SCALE)

                                       LIKELY                            NOT LIKELY                  Don’t
                            NET        Very  Somewhat           NET      Not very Not at all         know        Refused
Total 6/23/08                53         20      33               44         30       13                3            *

        38.     Is your home located in an evacuation zone or not, or don’t you know if it is in an evacuation
                 zone?

                                                       No, not located in      Don’t know if it is
                                Yes, located in an      an evacuation           an evacuation
                                 evacuation zone             zone                    zone              Refused
       Total 6/23/08                    30                     36                     33                  *

        39.     Do you think your home would withstand a major hurricane of Category 3 or higher without
                significant damage?

                                              Yes                No          Don’t know       Refused
                Total 6/23/08                  51                32              16              *

        39a. In general, how much confidence do you have in the predictions weather forecasters make about
             the severity and path of hurricanes a few days in advance of a storm?

                            A great      Quite a        Just       Only a       None at       Don’t
                             deal         bit          some         little        all         know       Refused
    Total 6/23/08             25           34            22           11           6            2           *

        40.     Now thinking about your own health status… In general, would you say your health is excellent,
                very good, good, fair, or poor?

                         EXCELLENT/VERY GOOD/GOOD                              FAIR/POOR               Don’t      Refuse
                       NET   Excellent Very good Good                    NET      Fair  Poor           know         d
Total 6/23/08           85      26        33      25                      14       11    4               *          *

        41.     Do you or does anyone in your household have a chronic illness or disability that would require
                you to get help if you had to evacuate because of a major hurricane, or not?

                                      Yes, someone in             No, no one
                                   household has chronic              in
                                    illness or disability         household      Don’t know          Refused
         Total 6/23/08                       14                       86              1                 *

        (Asked of total who have or someone in household has a chronic illness or disability; n =
             701)
        42. Do you have help lined up for this person with the chronic illness or disability if you need to
             evacuate because of a major hurricane or not?

                                      Yes, have help        No, do not
                                         lined up           have help        Don’t know        Refused

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                       lined up
Total 6/23/08   55        43      1   --




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          Q41/Q42 Combination Table

                              HAVE OR SOMEONE IN HH HAS A
                                  CHRONIC ILLNESS OR                             No one in
                                        DISABILITY                            household with a
                                    Have help    Do not have                  chronic illness or    Don’t
                              NET    lined up    help lined up                    disability        know          Refused
   Total 6/23/08               14        8              6                            86               1              *

          43.      Do you live in a home you or your family own, are you renting a house or apartment, or do you
                   live somewhere else?

                               Live in a family     Renting a house           Live               Don’t
                                owned home           or apartment         somewhere else         know        Refused
     Total 6/23/08                    78                  21                    1                  *            *

          44.      Do you live in a single family home, a duplex or multi-family home, an apartment building or
                   condominium, or a mobile home?

                            Live in a         Duplex or        Apartment
                          single family       multi-family     building or         A mobile        Don’t
                              home              home          condominium           home           know           Refused
 Total 6/23/08                 72                  6                16                5              1               *

          45.      Approximately how many years have you lived in your community?

                               Less                                          More        Your
                              than 1       1-5       6-10       11-20       than 20      whole      Don’t        Refuse
                               year       years      years      years        years        life      know           d
     Total 6/23/08              3           31         20         19           23           3         1            *
          *’07 and ‘06: How long have you lived in your community?

          46.      Are you currently married, living with a partner, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you
                   never married?

                                    Living                                                    Have you
                     Currently       with a                                                     never      Don’t
                      married       partner       Widowed      Divorced      Separated         married     know     Refused
Total 6/23/08           53             6             10            7             3                18         1         1

          47.      Are you, yourself now covered by any form of health insurance or health plan, or do you not
                   have health insurance at this time?

                                       Yes, covered          No, not covered       Don’t know        Refused
            Total 6/23/08                   82                     17                  *                1

          48.      Do you have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance or don’t you have this insurance at this time?

                                           Yes, have                 No, don’t
                                        homeowner’s or              have at this      Don’t
                                       renter’s insurance              time           know         Refused
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Total 6/23/08   76          21   2   1




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   D01. Including yourself, how many adults, 18 or older, are there living in your household?

                            1            2            3           4           5           6+     Refused
  Total 6/23/08             22           54           14          5           2            1        3

   D02. Are there any children under the age of 18 living in your household?

                                   Yes                 No             Don’t know           Refused
      Total 6/23/08                37                  60                 *                   3

   DO3.         Besides the telephone number I reached you on, how many other telephone numbers, if any,
                does your household have that I could have reached you on?

                          None            1                 2            3            4+            Refused
Total 6/23/08              35             26                18           10            6               4

   D03a. In total, how many cell phones do you and all the other members of your household have?

                                                                                  Don’t    Refuse
                                  None        1        2         3       4+       know       d
          Total 6/23/08            8          24       36        16      11         1        3

   D04. What is the last grade or class that you completed in school?

                                                                                            Total
                                                                                           6/23/08
        HS or Less (net)                                                                      49
          Less than HS (sub net)                                                              12
                 None, or grade 1-8                                                            3
                 High school incomplete (grades 9-11)                                          9
          HS Grad (sub net)                                                                   37
                 High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)                           34
                 Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school                   2
        Some college or more (net)                                                            47
          Some college                                                                        26
          College graduate+ (sub net)                                                         20
                 College graduate                                                             14
                 Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college                6
        Don’t Know                                                                             1
        Refused                                                                                4

   D05. What is your age?

                          18-29               30-49              50-64             65+           Refused
Total 6/23/08              19                  34                 22                18              6

   D06. Are you, yourself, of Hispanic or Latino background, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or
        other Latin American background?

                                   Yes                 No             Don’t know           Refused
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Total 6/23/08   20    76    *   4




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(Asked of total Hispanics ; n = 385)
D06a. Are you White Hispanic or Black Hispanic?

                            White            Black        Don’t know         Refused
    Total 6/23/08            71               12              13                4

(Asked of total non-Hispanics; n = 4670)
D07. Do you consider yourself to be white, black or African-American, Asian-American, or some
     other race?

                                  Black/
                                  African-     Asian-        Some        Don’t     Refuse
                       White     American     American     other race    know        d
  Total 6/23/08         70           19          2             2           1         6

Race Summary Table

                                                                Total
                                                               6/23/08
                    White non Hispanic                            56
                    Black non-Hispanic                            15
                    Asian                                         2
                    Some other race                               2
                    Hispanic (net)                                20
                       White                                      14
                       Black                                      2
                       Unspecified                                3
                    Don’t Know                                    1
                    Refused                                       5

D08. IS YOUR TOTAL ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME FROM ALL SOURCES, AND
      BEFORE TAXES:

                                                                Total
                                                               6/23/08
                    Less than $40,000 NET                         30
                       Less than $15K                             6
                       $15K but less than 20K                     4
                       $20K but less than $25K                    4
                       $25K but less than $30K                    5
                       $30K but less than $40K                    8
                       Less than $40K (unspecified)               3
                    $40,000 or more NET                           51
                       $40K but less than $50K                    9
                       $50K but less than $75K                    15
                       $75K but less than $100K                   10
                       $100K +                                    12
                       $40K + (unspecified)                       5
                    Don’t know                                    6
                    Refused                                       14
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 RECORD GENDER FROM OBSERVATION

                                             Male             Female
                Total 6/23/08                 49                51

 METRO STATUS

                                                              Cell phone     No status
                          Urban       Suburban      Rural        only         given
Total 6/23/08              44            41           8            1             6

 LANGUAGE OF INTERVIEW

                                        More                     More
                                     Spanish than    Both     English than
                       All Spanish     English      equally     Spanish      All English
Total 6/23/08               6             *            *           6              88




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