60 Percent of Americans Are Unprepared for a Natural Disaster
Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they’re concerned about natural disasters, yet 6 in 10 admit they don’t have a disaster plan because they don’t think it will happen to them, according to a new Allstate study.
“It’s a scary statistic considering Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit the U.S. coastline in the next few days,” said Allstate’s Chief Claims Officer, Ken Rosen. “With extreme weather and natural disasters more frequent and severe, communities face a lot of complex issues and real danger.”
President Trump has signed emergency declarations for the states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina and to the Seminole Tribe of Florida to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Dorian beginning on August 31 and continuing.
Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina has also ordered emergency measures for storm readiness, such as lifting restrictions on transportation to ensure critical needs like fuel, medicine and water can get to those affected by Hurricane Dorian if it hits North Carolina. He also lifted restrictions on equipment needed to repair utilities and remove debris so those tools are easier to mobilize after the storm.