Hurricane season has arrived and a recent survey shows many Floridians are expressing greater concern for this year’s possible storms than those of the past, given the other issues that are also affecting the state such as COVID-19.
Over 1,400 residents participated and more than seventy percent of them stated they are more concerned than in the past versus the 45% who stated that the current circumstances are not making any difference to them. Some of the concerns expressed by the respondents included closing businesses (58%), uncertainty regarding the places deemed safe should an evacuation be necessary (39%), and affordability of supplies (30%), to name a few.
COVID-19’s economic burden can also leave a few Floridians less equipped for hurricane season. Among the 30 percent who are concerned about their ability to afford supplies, about 25 percent say they have delayed required home repairs as a result of COVID-19.
Concerningly, many Floridians still lack critical awareness of protection needed for the hurricane season. For example, when they were asked which spots are safe for use with a generator, over 25 percent mentioned a location unsafe location, such as a balcony.
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