Monday, July 20, 2009

En masse evacuations in the last ten years

  • 1999 – The Kosovo War led to 800,000 refugees, not all of them urban residents, leaving Kosovo and being accommodated for up to three months in other parts of Europe.
  • September 1999 – The size of Hurricane Floyd, its intensity, and its track prompted public officials to launch one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history with an estimated 3 million people fleeing the storm.[6]