Survey: Nearly half of all Louisianans buy alcohol to prepare for hurricane season

Savvy Southerner

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A new report reveals 43% of people in Louisiana buy alcohol to prepare for hurricane season and spend an average of $47, more than any other hurricane-prone state.

The report, conducted by Cinch Home Services, surveyed hundreds of homeowners who live in hurricane-prone areas to learn about their preparations for severe weather.

Final results also revealed 31% of Louisianans typically ride out storms at home. Four in 10 residents of Louisiana say it would take a Category 4 storm or higher for them to evacuate.

Two out of three people living in hurricane-prone areas believe hurricane season is worse now than in previous decades, compared to 83% of Louisianans.

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