ESSENCE Poll: Does News Coverage Make You Want to Be Prepared For a Natural Disaster?

A raging fire on the New Jersey shore boardwalk last night destroyed more than 30 businesses just recovering from the damage from Superstorm Sandy. This, as we watch news coverage shows of a California forest fire that has destroyed over 180 buildings and displaced thousands from their homes.

As we on the east cost approach the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy we wonder: does watching news coverage of fires, hurricanes and other disasters make you any more prepared for the same circumstances in your life? Do you, for example, have your own emergency kit in case of a natural disaster? Share your thoughts with us below. [poll id=375666]