Last Updated: June 13, 2022

Concerns Rising with the Growing Hurricane Season in Georgia and Florida

Highlights:

  • A large population of Georgia and Florida who are more concerned about the hurricane season than the last year. 
  • 48% of the population does not plan ahead for hurricane season or extreme weather. 
  • Key factors that affect making emergency plans includes the rising gas prices in mentioned states.

     

    A recent survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA) revealed that people in Georgia and Florida are hesitating to make a concrete emergency plan for this year’s hurricane season because of factors like rising gas prices, storm strength, pets, and property damage concerns.  

    High gas prices are beginning to play a significant role in Georgians’ reluctance to decide on emergency plans. The study showed that over one-third of respondents, i.e., 36% of the survey population, believe high prices and a lack of gas availability would make them less likely to abandon their homes if advised to do so. Furthermore, the survey also adds that 48% of the population doesn’t plan ahead for the hurricane season or any type of extreme weather. 

    Likewise, 32% of the population stated that they do not know where to go for evacuation, whereas 24% of them don’t have the option to take their pets and property to a safe place. Added to that, 19% of the population said they could not afford to stay in a hotel or find a new place to live. 

    On a more specific note, the AAA survey shows that 27% of Floridians and 25% of Georgians are more concerned about the hurricane season in comparison to the last year. In addition to that, 29% of Floridians and 48% of Georgians do not have advance preparations for the hurricane and floods. Lastly, 43% of Floridians and 39% of Georgians do not have emergency plans for incoming hurricanes. 

    Many insurance experts and government officials in Georgia and Florida are warning the population how things can get chaotic when a hurricane approaches. However, they also mentioned that planning ahead of time can help alleviate some of the stress from this concern. 

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