A national survey continues to confirm most people are not ready for disaster. The key in this survey is 53% say they aren’t prepared. However, according to data from the National Center for Disaster Preparation at the Columbia University Earth Institute, the number is 65% are not prepared, which is taken from survey data gathered over the last 12 years.

Many believe the actual number of people not prepared for disaster is closer to 70-75%. This is because of partial planning or inadequate plans people have developed, making many to believe they are actually more prepared than they actually are, to deal with the impact of disaster.

Chuck Wallace with the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency asks why don’t more people and families prepare for disaster? What can be done to help families initiate the process?

Find resources online at ready.gov