15% of Georgians Would Ignore Hurricane Evacuation Warnings

June 3, 2024
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15% of Georgians Would Ignore Hurricane Evacuation Warnings

๐Ÿšจ The Gist: A concerning 15% of Georgia residents say they would ignore warnings to evacuate in the event of a hurricane, according to a recent AAA survey. Half of Georgians (50%) do not make advanced preparations for hurricane season.

๐Ÿ  Why It Matters: Ignoring evacuation orders and lack of preparation put lives and property at serious risk during severe weather events. Adequate insurance coverage is crucial to protect homes, vehicles, and travel plans from hurricane damage.

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers:

  • 42% of those who would evacuate say they would not leave unless a hurricane was Category 3 or stronger.
  • 73% of Georgia homeowners do not have flood insurance.
  • One inch of water in a home can cost $25,000 or more to repair.

๐ŸŒŠ Flood Insurance Facts:

  • Flooding caused over $7 billion in damage last year. (NOAA)
  • Nearly 40% of flood insurance claims come from homes not in high-risk flood zones.
  • There is a 30-day waiting period for new flood insurance policies through the NFIP.

๐Ÿ“ Your Take: Would you ignore evacuation orders in a hurricane? How prepared are you with an evacuation plan and insurance coverage? Share your thoughts in the comments. ๐Ÿ‘‡

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