"Experts estimate that 80 percent of the more than 40 million people who live in coastal areas along the Atlantic seaboard and the Gulf Coast have never experienced a major hurricane. Without adequate emergency planning, warning, mitigation, and public awareness programs, we could be headed toward a major hurricane disaster. Public awareness activities are vital in fighting 'hurricane-aware-less-ness' and in raising the level of citizen preparedness to deal with these violent storms. This monograph highlights the successful efforts of various state and local governments, and business and industry in innovative hurricane awareness/education programs. Stories focus on awareness techniques, public response, instructional programs, and private sector and community involvement in hurricane preparedness planning and awareness efforts that can be replicated or adapted by others."
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