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How development affects disaster risk
9/14/2017

Population growth and excessive development in low-lying areas may be making Florida more vulnerable to natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma. "Ultimately, when we look at disasters it's not always about how strong the hurricane, tornado or wildfire is -- it's also about how society is changing to influence disaster potential," says Stephen Strader, an assistant professor of geography and the environment at Villanova University.

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