Hardest Hit by Hurricane Michael and Least Prepared to Evacuate
A study released by Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) found that the vast majority of counties in the Florida Panhandle were less prepared for emergency evacuation compared to the rest of the state. Of the 67 counties in Florida, 10 were rated as having weak levels of evacuation preparedness, and all of these counties were located in the Panhandle/North Florida. Eleven of 16 counties with moderately rated plans also were in this region. Only seven of the counties in the Panhandle had strong plans.
Multiple television, radio, and online news outlets featured the research, including:
a report by National Public Radio (NPR)’s Science Desk reporter Rebecca Hersher