Posted by News24 on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 08:49:33While some states were already gearing up for the upcoming hurricanes, a new study released Wednesday suggests that a few of the hardest-hit states could be more prepared for a hurricane than others.
In a new report from the nonprofit Weatherization America, the agency found that Florida and Louisiana are the most likely states to receive significant relief from the cyclone, but they also rank second and third, respectively, for their capacity to deal with severe weather.
Hurricane Florence will bring severe flooding and power outages to Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, the study says, as well as more than 20 deaths and nearly $3.8 billion in damage.
The worst-hit areas in Florida, New York and Pennsylvania, along with Georgia and Mississippi, are home to the nation’s largest populations of Puerto Ricans, according to the nonprofit.
The hurricane’s eye has already passed Florida, with the hurricane packing winds of 140 mph, according the Weatherization report.
The storm has brought heavy rains to Florida and South Florida, according a report by CNN.
Florida has already recorded more than 3,000 deaths as of Wednesday, according.
The state has more than 11,000 miles of levee breaches.
While the U.S. coastline has been inundated with flooding, a federal government disaster declaration was issued Wednesday for areas in the Miami area, along the Florida Keys, where more than 1,000 homes were destroyed.