- Since 2011, the number of Americans who are prepared for disaster has risen by only 5%;
- Only half of the 36% who are prepared for disaster have an evacuation plan;
- Young people, although now more worried about natural disasters than older people, are less prepared.
In Hurricane Sandy's wake, the new YouGov survey showed the number of people in the Northeast who are “very concerned” about natural disasters nearly doubled from 2011 to 2012. Now 31% of Northeast residents are "very concerned", the highest percentage for any region of the country, with 39% having made disaster preparations.
Other regions of the country have not seen a similar shift.
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