Severe storms have been growing in strength due to climate change. Massive heat waves are currently hitting regions across the United States, while wildfire season is well underway. So is hurricane season. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA), as of July 11 there have been nine weather/climate disaster events in the U.S. this year. In 2021, 20 weather/climate disasters occurred, with costs of more than $145 billion. Preparedness is key to save lives and minimize damage caused by these events, but how prepared does the public think they are?