Mitigating the Twin Threats of Climate-Driven Atlantic Hurricanes and COVID-19 Transmission
This article looks at the co-occurrence of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the COVID-19 pandemic and how together they create a complex dilemma for protecting populations from the intersecting threats. This resource answers the questions around shelter in place orders to limit COVID-19 transmission during natural disasters like hurricanes. This includes:
- COVID-19 transmission dynamics with hurricane preparedness
- Complexities and incompatibilities between mitigating hurricane and COVID-19 risks
Recommended for emergency environmental and public health professionals to understand the relationship between concurrent disasters, especially ones that have contradictory safety measures.