October 10, 2016
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Adelphi Expert Comments on How to Evacuate Residents in Advance of Hurricane Matthew

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by Amanda Hayman '17

In advance of Hurricane Matthew’s destructive blow to parts of Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina, The New York Times covered efforts to evacuate the region. According to The TImes, 5 percent of the population was likely to stay despite the dangers.

Meghan McPherson, program coordinator of Adelphi University’s emergency management graduate program and coordinator of the Center for Health Innovation at Adelphi University, offered advice and expertise on how emergency managers can get their message across to reluctant evacuees.

McPherson explained that officials should “refrain from comparing pending storms with previous ones because each one is unique, with its own size, winds, rains and tracks”, and that making comparisons can give residents “a false sense of security.”

Read the full New York Times article.

photo credit: The New York Times

photo credit: The New York Times


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