New Story Maps Show the Importance of Civil Legal Assistance for South Carolinians in Areas Hit Hardest by Hurricane Florence

The story maps demonstrate how civil legal help is vital for disaster recovery and identifies those most impacted by Hurricane Florence, along with the barriers they are facing. During this difficult time, these barriers to needed resources and assistance will only increase the difficulties they will face as they attempt to rebuild their lives. Further, these maps demonstrate the vulnerabilities many South Carolinians are currently experiencing around the state, including: poverty, hunger, and inadequate access to affordable health care and housing.

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South Carolina After Florence: Who's Most Impacted

The project identifies communities that will most likely need support before, during, and after a hazardous event and categorizes them by various metrics including disability, seniors, renters, agricultural jobs, those without health insurance and more. The project also identifies the state’s civil legal aid organizations, shelters and Red Cross Sites that provide services to hurricane survivors.

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