Two hurricanes in two weeks bring two very different reactions

Published September 9, 2017

An article in The New York Times about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the psychology of evacuations interviews Natalie Simpson, associate professor of operations management in the UB School of Management. “The danger is being blown away, the danger is being cut in half by flying debris that’s going 175 miles per hour,” she said. “Flooding is very, very dangerous, but you can scramble for higher ground. It’s not so immediately lethal.”

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