Repeat Disasters

We know that some parts of the country are more vulnerable to disasters than others, and some communities suffer repetitive losses over the years.  The article provides an amazing amount of detail, via data and maps, showing where those events and losses have occurred in the U.S.

From the NY Times: The Places in the U.S. Where Disaster Strikes Again and Again.

In the last 16 years, parts of Louisiana have been struck by six hurricanes. Areas near San Diego were devastated by three particularly vicious wildfire seasons. And a town in eastern Kentucky has been pummeled by at least nine storms severe enough to warrant federal assistance.

Update on May 29: After trying several times to print out a useful copy of this excellent article, I contacted the NY Times. They did not provide much help, but perhaps a reprint could be ordered. I did learn that some articles appear only in their digital version of the paper and not in the hard copy.  Good to know for future reference for the researchers out there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.