Emergency Preparedness Survey Results

Citizens are recommended to take a several measures to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies.

The American Housing Survey, conducted by the Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, assesses the extent to which residents are prepared for these events. Survey questions asked householders, among other items, whether they had prepared an emergency kit, water, non-perishable food, communication plan and meeting location.

Select a metro area below to view its 2013 survey data. Results represent percentages of all occupied households. Data was only published for the 25 participating metro areas listed.