Pasco County issued a Hurricane Season Survey, and the results are in.
The survey revealed that nearly 60% of respondents indicated it’s very unlikely they will go to a shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Pasco County news release.
Still, the release notes, it remains critical “to have a plan and resources for sheltering at home or with friends.”
Other highlights from the 2020 Hurricane Season Survey include:
- Nearly 48% of respondents are unaware of what to bring to a hurricane shelter
- Nearly 25% of respondents have not packed a go-kit
- Nearly 44% of respondents do not know their evacuation zone
- Nearly 67% of respondents have not downloaded the My Pasco App
More than 1,300 residents provided feedback through the survey, which the county says helps Pasco County Emergency Management shape sheltering plans.
It also helps the county know what resources that residents need to be better prepared for potential disasters, the release adds.
“We work year-round to develop innovative tools to help keep our residents safe and informed,” Emergency Management Director Andrew Fossa, said in the release. “Survey data indicates a need for more preparation in our communities. Now is the time to learn what you need to bring to a shelter, to pack your go-kit, to download the MyPasco App – to make your plan.”
You can learn how to prepare your family and pets, secure your home, pack a go-kit and more by visiting PascoEmergencyManagement.com.
You can also get the latest updates and information from Pasco’s Emergency Operations during a disaster by downloading the MyPasco App and signing up for the Alert Pasco Emergency Notification System.
Published September 16, 2020