This report, “Hurricane Perceptions of Coastal Connecticut Residents,” describes public attitudes and behaviors towards past and future hurricanes and tropical storms, based on a representative survey of 1,130 households along the Connecticut coast. Residents were randomly selected from evacuation Zones A and B as defined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Zone A is closest to the shoreline).We find that most Connecticut (CT) coastal residents are ill-prepared for the significant safety and economic threats posed by severe coastal storms.
Marlon, J., Rosenthal, S., Feinberg, G., Pal, S. and Leiserowitz, A. (2015). Hurricane Perceptions of Coastal Connecticut Residents: October, 2014. Yale University. New Haven, CT: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.