To better inform Direct Relief’s extensive Hurricane Preparedness Program, the Research and Analytics team conducted research on areas most vulnerable to hurricanes, determining the ten U.S. counties most at-risk (shown in the map above). The conclusions are based on historical storm data coupled with social vulnerability indexes to help drive decisions around which communities Direct Relief pre-positions massive amounts of critical medicines at the start of hurricane season, which officially began June 1. The research was featured in USA Today.
Read the article to learn more: Hurricane danger zone: The 10 places most at risk
The top 10 counties most vulnerable to hurricanes: