These 3 factors proved critical – and deadly – in Florida's preparation for Hurricane Ian

USA Today

By Kimberly Miller and Chris Persaud
Picture Courtesy: USA Today
Picture Courtesy: USA Today

Well before Hurricane Ian's seething torrent of saltwater began killing people in coastal Lee County, a complicated equation developed by the state was already underway.

Mostly mathematical, it ticks through evacuation machinations that consider storm surge height, traffic, whether it's tourist season, and the timing of damaging winds to create a timeline on how best to get people to safety ahead of a storm.

Publish : 2022-10-11 09:39:00

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