AAA study shows more residents ready ahead of hurricane season

AAA study shows more residents ready ahead of hurricane season
AAA's new study finds more Georgians are ready ahead of hurricane season. (Source: WALB)
Back to Back hurricane seasons causes Georgians to be more prepared. (Source: WALB)
Back to Back hurricane seasons causes Georgians to be more prepared. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With hurricane season just beginning, AAA said more Georgians are making hurricane preparations early.

The company's recent study shows hurricane seasons in 2016 and 2017 seem to have been a wake up call for residents.

The consumer survey poll determined half the state is making plans ahead of time.

AAA said experts are projecting 14 named storms and nearly seven hurricanes this year.

"We want to make sure Georgians are safe and that they're prepared, but we also want them to understand all of the ramifications that could happen with their insurance. So we want to look out for their safety, but we also want to look out for their pocketbook and for their insurance policies as well," said Megan Osborne, Public Affairs Specialist at AAA--The Auto Club Group.

Right now AAA is encouraging citizens especially those who live in low risk zones to get flood insurance.

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