Hurricane Matthew: Who’s at Risk? 4 Vulnerability Factors

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Though Hurricane Matthew poses a threat to anyone in its way, certain populations are more vulnerable to its effects than others.

That’s because a hurricane’s human cost is determined as much by a community’s ability to react ­­–­ and bounce back – as by its wind velocity and the volume of rain it packs.

A multitude of social and environmental factors influence a community’s vulnerability to hurricanes and other emergencies. The four top the list.

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