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People Aren’t Buying Water Until Hurricanes Land

Preparedness and response behavior is not consistent with policy advice. Also, lower-income, less-educated, and minority consumers appear less prepared and/or suffer greater damages," says Jay Shimshack. (MarcPo/iStock)
Preparedness and response behavior is not consistent with policy advice. Also, lower-income, less-educated, and minority consumers appear less prepared and/or suffer greater damages," says Jay Shimshack. (MarcPo/iStock)

People in the path of a hurricane don’t always follow official advice to stock up on bottled water, according to new research. The working paper...




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