Disaster Research Center study reveals impact on health care, finances, mental health
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Team studies new methods to support hurricane evacuation decision-making
Hurricanes are dynamic. Wind speeds change as the storm progresses and rainfall varies widely, creating tremendous uncertainty as the natural elements interact with man and man-made infrastructure.
Roads may close, traffic patterns may change, leading to travel delays that could impact lives and exacerbate public safety.
And yet researchers, policy makers and government officials have long relied on a static model to map hurricanes and chart evacuation zones, particularly when it comes to timing and decision-making. (more…)