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Hurricane Ian: Why it isn't as straightforward for older adults to evacuate and why it's crucial to check on older neighbours

A car underneath a house as a result of a hurricane.

Staying at a house that is in the path of a major hurricane can put lives at risk. Image: Unsplash/John Middelkoop

Sue Anne Bell
Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan
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Sandra Harasimowicz talks to her husband Gary Rosario while he carries one of their dogs on the roof of a neighbor's house after the area was hit by Hurricane.
costs related to multiple evacuations can quickly add up. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Elderly people rest in a convent's shelter after being evacuated.
Elderly people rest in a convent's shelter after being evacuated. Image: REUTERS/Claudia Daut

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The Gulf Coast near Tampa has not seen direct impacts of a hurricane in more than 100 years. Image: Pexels/WeStarMoney

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