Why don’t people evacuate during a hurricane?

As the east coast prepared for Hurricane Florence, Dr. Sarah DeYoung, an assistant professor at the Institute for Disaster Management, spoke with UGA weather expert Dr. Marshall Shepherd on why some individuals faced with dangerous weather events don’t leave. The interview was published in Forbes.  Dr. DeYoung also offered insights and advice on how to convince family to evacuate during a hurricane to the Huffington Post.  This article featuring Dr. DeYoung was also referenced in a piece by Inquisitr.

In the wake of Florence, How Stuff Works interviewed Dr. DeYoung to learn more about logistics of evacuating the entire U.S. coastline during Hurricane Florence. She was also interviewed by Jim Galloway at the AJC’s Politically Georgia blog about some of the challenges faced by emergency management services in NC, SC and VA.