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In Harm’s Way: Hurricane Ida’s Impact on Socially Vulnerable Communities

June 1, 2022

In 2021, Hurricane Ida became the most destructive storm of the busy Atlantic hurricane season—its path of destruction spanned the U.S., from the parishes of Louisiana to the foothills of Appalachia to the boroughs of New York.

In the past, storms like Hurricane Ida could have simply been seen as a natural disaster, affecting both economically advantaged and disadvantaged alike. But it’s becoming readily apparent that low-income communities suffer more damage and are at greater risk from extreme weather and climate events.

Learn more in this NOAA NCEI StoryMap:


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