Survey: Post-Katrina Emergency Precautions Include Battery-Powered Radios
August 24, 2006 at 9:21 AM (PT)
An AMERICAN MEDIA SERVICES survey says that almost 4 out of 5 Americans have taken emergency precautions in the year since HURRICANE KATRINA, and 43% say they've either bought or checked into battery-powered radios. 77% say they have a battery-powered radio in their homes, and 82% of those say they've checked the batteries within the past year.
"Following KATRINA, most Americans are taking advice seriously to stock up on emergency items -- and that includes a radio for getting information locally," said AMS PRes. ED SEEGER. "Radio plays an essential role in emergency preparedness. We hope that 100 percent of Americans would be prepared for emergencies by having a battery-powered radio on hand, as well as other essential supplies."