Friday, August 23rd marks the eighth anniversary of the formation of Hurricane Katrina.
The storm would go down in history as the costliest natural disaster in American history, devastating Louisiana and the Gulf Coast of the United States.
But, even with all the lessons learned, evacuation expert Clifford Adkins says almost half of people in hurricane zones like South Florida still don't have a plan and rely on help that may not come.
In fact, 45 percent of people surveyed admitted they have no idea where they would go if evacuation orders were given.
Adkins says the reason so many people died during Katrina was because they did not leave dangerous areas.
He says this is a particularly important issue for places like South Florida with large elderly populations that need time and help to move out of danger zones.
Adkins recommends communities consider investing in devices that help move people from hospitals and nursing homes.