Cascading Risks of COVID-19 Resurgence During an Active 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season
This article reviews risks of hurricanes to coastal states during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Protecting the population from hurricane hazards revolves around evacuation and sheltering individuals. However, effective approaches to limit the spread of COVID-19 are social distancing and sheltering in place. This resource discusses how these contrasting strategies can increase population harm and includes:
- Lessons learned
- Hurricane threats
- Strategies to reduce risk
Recommended for emergency environmental and public health professionals in hurricane-prone regions.